Policy Snapshot - April 2024

18 Apr 2024

A nature roadmap for the built environment – seeking your input

We’re delighted to release our new discussion paper: A nature roadmap for the built environment. This is your chance to provide input on the forthcoming Nature Roadmap which will set a path for how the built environment will play a role in not only avoiding harm to nature, but regenerating nature and positively impacting biodiversity.

Learn more about how you can provide your input

The future is electric: A practical guide for grid-optimised precincts

Our new practical guide for grid-optimised precincts is here. Designed to help governments, developers and key stakeholders plan and best utilise all-electric precincts, the guide outlines current technologies and advice on how to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles, energy storage and a more dynamic renewable electricity grid.

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New Green Star Buildings fact sheet for government

We’ve awarded Green Star certifications to over 320 government projects of all shapes and sizes, right around Australia. If you work for, or with, a government agency, our latest factsheet illustrates how Green Star Buildings can help you design and build a future ready building that sets you on the path to decarbonisation.

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Australian Government releases National Energy Performance Strategy (NEPS)

Released on Friday 5 April, the new strategy aims to drive a high energy performance economy and help consumers take control of their energy use.  

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Community Energy Upgrades Fund (CEUF) program closes 30 April

The CEUF is a targeted, competitive grant program that provides co-funding for energy upgrades in existing local government facilities. Grants between $25,000 and $2.5 million are available and Round 1 closes 30 April 2024.

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Providing policy input for a better built environment

GBCA contributes to federal, state and local government and industry consultations. We are currently working on submissions to the consultations on the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan and Australia’s new Nature Positive Laws.  

Explore Australia's new nature positive laws
Learn about the electricity and energy sector plan
See our 2024 submissions