Development Controls - Sustainable Buildings

How do we develop the buildings of the future together?

Over the coming months Council is partnering with industry professionals and the community to develop planning controls to support sustainable development. The first of these planning controls will cover sustainable buildings.

Council is focused on developing these new guidelines to assist the development industry and community navigate planning controls and streamline information needed to complete sustainable building construction. Throughout the development of these new planning guidelines, Council will work together with industry and community to ensure we find the best and most practical solutions.

The aspects of sustainable building development we would like to focus on include:

  • Solar photovoltaic systems on individually owned dwellings;
  • Solar photovoltaic systems on multi-unit residential developments;
  • Electric vehicle charging station;
  • Green walls;
  • Energy and water metering and monitoring; and
  • End-user facilities for cyclists.

Thank you those who attended the community workshops and provided feedback, suggestions and ideas to Council, the next step is to combine the comments from the workshop with our online submissions and begin the development of guidelines. We'll provide a draft guideline for comment later this year.

Register with Shape Lake Mac to stay up-to-date with the latest information.


How do we develop the buildings of the future together?

Over the coming months Council is partnering with industry professionals and the community to develop planning controls to support sustainable development. The first of these planning controls will cover sustainable buildings.

Council is focused on developing these new guidelines to assist the development industry and community navigate planning controls and streamline information needed to complete sustainable building construction. Throughout the development of these new planning guidelines, Council will work together with industry and community to ensure we find the best and most practical solutions.

The aspects of sustainable building development we would like to focus on include:

  • Solar photovoltaic systems on individually owned dwellings;
  • Solar photovoltaic systems on multi-unit residential developments;
  • Electric vehicle charging station;
  • Green walls;
  • Energy and water metering and monitoring; and
  • End-user facilities for cyclists.

Thank you those who attended the community workshops and provided feedback, suggestions and ideas to Council, the next step is to combine the comments from the workshop with our online submissions and begin the development of guidelines. We'll provide a draft guideline for comment later this year.

Register with Shape Lake Mac to stay up-to-date with the latest information.


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    Sustainable Buildings Guideline survey

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    Thank you for participating in our survey. This information will help us develop together the planning control guidelines for sustainable buildings and shape developments of the future in Lake Macquarie.

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    Thank you for participating in our survey. This information will help us develop together the planning control guidelines for sustainable buildings and shape developments of the future in Lake Macquarie.

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