In most Victorian councils, any new ‘medium’ or ‘large’ development must achieve best practice in environmentally sustainable development, from the design stage through to construction and operation.  This is demonstrated through the submission of a Sustainability Management Plan as part of the Town Planning process.  When preparing the SMP, our focus is on identifying common construction practise and suggesting minor changes to achieve high sustainability outcomes with a minimum of effort or cost.

Our Sustainability Management Plans (SMP) address the following 10 sustainability categories;

  • Indoor Environment Quality
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Stormwater Management
  • Building Materials
  • Transport
  • Waste Management
  • Urban Ecology
  • Innovation
  • Construction and Building Management

Depending on the size and complexity of your project, we may use either the BESS online tool, or the appropriate Green Star tool.