Green Star Communities consultation

Yarrabilba, QLD. Lendlease. 6 Star Green Star – Communities v1.1.

Help us shape the next version of Green Star Communities

As our population grows, so does the need for healthy, resilient and positive places in and around our cities. Now is the time to redefine world class sustainability, for our communities. 

Green Star Communities aims to drive more sustainable outcomes at the precinct scale. It provides a clearer definition of a sustainable precinct and sets a pathway for climate positive precincts to be delivered over the next decade. Green Star Communities v2:

  • establishes a new definition of sustainable precincts 
  • drives leading future-ready infrastructure  
  • exceeds Paris climate agreement carbon targets 
  • delivers value across multiple precinct typologies 
  • rewards outcomes through a flexible, ongoing certification process

Consultations are now closed.

Rewatch our consultation webinars to learn more about the rating tool and draft credits.
26 June: The proposed rating tool and Responsible category | watch the recording
5 July: Resilient and Positive categories | watch the recording
12 July: Places and Healthy categories | watch the recording
17 July: People and Nature categories | watch the recording

Our expectations for precincts are evolving dramatically. Green Star Communities v2 will help us create more resilient, sustainable and inclusive environments, reshaping our urban landscapes for the better.

Lauren Kajewski, Director of Sustainability and Learning at Landcom

​Have your say in four steps

How to provide feedback for Green Star Communities

Read the summary paper

This paper provides a high level summary of the rating tool. It highlights key industry trends tackled by the proposed update, the five key features, descriptions of the categories and credits, as well as proposed changes to the Climate Positive Pathway and the certification process. It also provides guidance for anyone seeking to provide feedback on the draft credits.

Download the summary paper

Read and comment on the draft credits


We will be accepting feedback on Green Star Communities v2 from 15 June to 15  August. 

Yes you may. Please ensure you are using your organisation's email address. 

We will not be conducting an early access program for Green Star Communities v2. Due to tool development timelines, we will instead be using the consultation period to gather project level feedback. 

We will be hosting a series of webinars detailing the consultation process, the new rating tool framework, and a deep dive into each of the categories out for consultation. 

26 June: The proposed rating tool and Responsible category

5 July: Resilient and Positive categories

12 July: Places and Healthy categories
17 July: People and Nature categories

Projects registered or certified under previous tool versions can continue to use that version for certification and recertification. However, we strongly recommend that projects upgrade to the new tool. We will provide further guidance closer to the release of the tool.

Please direct all questions to, and we will respond as soon as possible. 

  • We released a consultation paper in 2019, which you can view here
  • As part of our governance process, we have consulted with our Expert Reference Panel (ERP) groups for the last few months developing the credits to where you see them. 
  • If you would like to become a member of our ERP make sure you follow us on social media @Green Building Council of Australia or sign up to the Green Star newsletter to be the first to know when we open an expression of interest.

After consultation closes, we will refine the tool based on the comments we have received. We will engage in further discussions as required, including with our ERPs.