Our impact

Local government plays an important role in built form sustainability. At CASBE, we are the link between local communities and higher levels of government.

With experience in constructing and operating buildings, as well as being the local planning authority managing development approvals, we’re able to advocate for change at the State and Federal Government levels.

Through a decade long collaboration, CASBE councils have initiated and achieved significant sustainability projects, including the Local Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Planning Policies and the Built Environment Sustainability Assessment (BESS) tool.

“In my many years of researching urban built form sustainability, and in particular the role of land use planning, the most exciting, the most influential and the most radical action is that of creative, determined local governments and their supporters.”

Associate Professor Joe Hurley, RMIT University