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.


  • Developing buildings of the future

    about 1 year ago
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    Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting industry professionals and community members to help shape new Sustainable Buildings Planning Control Guidelines, by participating in an upcoming workshop on sustainable development to meet future needs in Lake Macquarie.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said Council is seeking input from the building industry and community to help develop the guidelines and find the most practical solutions to improve building performance.

    “The landscape of the building industry is changing with an increasing demand for more smart and sustainable features in building developments,” Dr Howe said.

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    Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting industry professionals and community members to help shape new Sustainable Buildings Planning Control Guidelines, by participating in an upcoming workshop on sustainable development to meet future needs in Lake Macquarie.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said Council is seeking input from the building industry and community to help develop the guidelines and find the most practical solutions to improve building performance.

    “The landscape of the building industry is changing with an increasing demand for more smart and sustainable features in building developments,” Dr Howe said.

    “Creating a set of sustainable building guidelines in partnership with our community and industry professionals, aims to streamline development information and make navigation of sustainable planning controls much easier.

    “This new collaborative approach will ensure the guidelines meet the needs of industry, Council and the Lake Macquarie community, and that all aspects of the development process are considered.

    “Sustainable development reduces resource consumption, can save money and when coupled with high-quality architectural design, it adds interest, amenity and liveability to our suburbs and town centres.”

    Council will be running two community workshops to assist in developing the Sustainable Building Planning Control Guidelines.

    Workshop details

    Tell us what you think should be included in the draft Sustainable Buildings Planning Control Guidelines or for more information visit shape.lakemac.com.au/sustainable-buildings.

    With a number of planning controls to support sustainable development being drafted over the coming months, Council is encouraging interested industry professionals and community members to register with Shape Lake Mac to stay up to date with the latest information.