Policy Snapshot - March 2023

08 Mar 2023

Reducing embodied emissions in NSW infrastructure

On 21 February, GBCA hosted The Hon. Rob Stokes, NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities and Minister for Active Transport at our Barangaroo head office as he released the Decarbonising Infrastructure Delivery Roadmap for industry comment. Minister Stokes also announced that the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority and Infrastructure NSW are developing a Protection of Environment Policy (PEP).

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Sustainable Building Design in Melbourne

The Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C376: Sustainable Building Design is now on public exhibition until 17 April 2023. The amendment proposes changes to the planning rules to ensure future development achieves best practice in sustainability, energy efficiency and greening. 

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TRANSFORM - Our top picks for policy people

Join us in-person or online at GBCA's 5th annual TRANSFORM conference (22-23 March, with additional breakouts 24-30 March). A jam-packed program includes sessions to inspire those shaping the policies leading the sustainable transformation of our built environment"

  • Insights from COP 27 and what we will see next
  • Driving change in Australia's climate policies with Senator David Pocock
  • Future grid stability and security
  • Creating new infrastructure, social fabric and future opportunities
  • What's next in embodied carbon
  • Making electrification a reality
  • Nature, biodiversity and regeneration
  • Decarbonisation and circularity
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Providing an industry voice on government policy

GBCA works with industry to provide feedback to federal, state and territory and local government consultations. Recent consultations include:

  • City of Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C376
  • Future of school infrastructure in the ACT
  • Guarantee of Origin scheme
  • National Energy Performance Strategy
  • National Reconstruction Fund
  • National Energy Objectives
  • Unlocking Consumer Energy Resources benefits through flexible trading
  • Climate-related financial disclosure
  • Reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism
  • Nature Repair Market
  • NCC 2022 implementation in ACT
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