Council buildings

As the owner and operator of many different types of significant buildings, councils are uniquely able to demonstrate leadership in sustainability.

Embedding sustainability assessment into the design of new builds, retrofits and the operation of council assets can have direct effects on sustainability outcomes through energy and water use, waste management and human health and productivity. This also provides council staff with practical learning experiences and demonstrates sustainable design to the development industry and community.

Read about how our member councils demonstrate leading practice ESD in their own buildings.

Further information about individual council approaches can be found here:

Bayside City Council – Sustainable Infrastructure Policy

Bass Coast Shire Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Policy

Brimbank City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Framework

Greater Geelong City Council – Sustainable Building Policy

Hobsons Bay City Council – Sustainable Design in Council Facilities

Maroondah City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy Guidelines for Council Buildings

Moreland City Council – Sustainable Buildings Policy

Wyndham City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Framework


Photos from top:

Brimbank Civic and Community Centre. Architect:  Lyons. Photography:

TH King Pavilion, Glen Iris. Photography: Courtesy of the City of Stonnington.