Council may require an Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) report with any planning application, where this is justified. The following brochures for residential and non-residential development explain councilís requirements for Environmentally Sustainable Design Assessment.
Non-Residential Sustainable Design Statement
Non-Residential Sustainable Design Statement - Sustainable Design Scorecard
Residential Sustainable Design Statement
To facilitate the Sustainable Design Assessment Planning Process program Greater Dandenong recommends the use of the following free ESD assessment tools:
- Sustainable Tools for Environmental Performance Strategy (STEPS) - Residential
Visit the STEPS website at www.sustainablesteps.com.au for the latest assessment tools for residential developments.
- Sustainable Design Scorecard (SDS) - Non-Residential (SDS)
Applicants should use the Sustainable Design Scorecard (SDS) worksheet to assess ESD in Non-residential developments.
The latest version of the SDS Scorecard is available at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/sds.htm and is a free Microsoft Excel document that rates seven categories including energy efficiency, materials, water, waste, and sustainable design innovation.
Moreland City Council and City of Port Phillip have developed the Sustainable Design Scorecard and STEPS tools which Greater Dandenong recommends for use with ESD assessments.
Council may ask you to provide a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) where such further assessment is warranted. A (SMP) provides a more detailed sustainability assessment of a proposal at the planning stage. It includes a management plan for all ESD issues. The document below outlines Councilís requirements in preparing a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP).
Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) Guidelines brochure