24 Jan 2017

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing Victoria. Our Government will maximise the opportunities while minimising the adverse impacts of climate change for our state. We are taking action on climate change and demonstrating our leadership.
Victoria’s Climate Change Framework sets out:

Strategy
15 Dec 2016

The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes will be amended in March 2017 to introduce the Better Apartments Design Standards. The Better Apartments Design Standards will apply to all apartment developments in Victoria.

Guide
20 Mar 2017

Despite most Australians living in cities, there is considerably less attention on food within city planning domains, a loose integration of food issues in policy (despite national commitments to international agreements), and a substantial degree of incoherence on food-related initiatives in cities.

Discussion paper
20 Feb 2017

This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing New Zealand and provides recommendations to help guide the country towards a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. In 2016, the IEA decided to modernise the reviews by shifting their focus to key energy security challenges in fast changing global energy markets and to the transition to a clean energy system.

Research report
01 Mar 2017

At UrbanGrowth NSW our ambition is to deliver innovative and productive urban places with world class standards of liveability, resilience, inclusion, affordability and environmental quality. We want to create a legacy of sustainable places for future generations.

Website
07 Mar 2017

In the past five years (2011–16), environmental policies and management practices in Australia have achieved improvements in the state and trends of parts of the Australian environment. Australia’s built environment, natural and cultural heritage, and marine and Antarctic environments are generally in good condition.

Research report
18 Oct 2016

In the context of reducing household greenhouse gas emissions, in-home energy feedback displays have been trialled as a mechanism to assist households to monitor and change energyuse behaviour. As we move towards technologyrich zero-energy homes, the challenge of managing energy use and electricity generation systems will increase and a new role for in-home feedback displays may emerge.

Journal article
11 Mar 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city while tackling the challenges of affordable housing, congestion, access to jobs and services, and climate change.

Strategy
14 Mar 2017

The national energy market is failing South Australia and the nation. Our country, with its abundance of solar, wind and gas resources, is now facing an energy crisis. We also have a system that puts profits before people.

Strategy
15 Oct 2014

With policy directions firmly moving towards net zero energy homes, what do we know about the perceptions and experiences of households who already live in homes at or near that standard?

Journal article