The regional project is evaluating the extent to which Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) policies and practices are being implemented in council building projects and infrastructure delivery. The overarching goal of the evaluation is to assist councils to achieve best practice sustainability outcomes in the way council buildings and infrastructure is planned, designed, built, used and maintained.
EAGA has appointed an independent consultant to undertake the evaluation and deliver deliver a customisable template ESD policy for use of all EAGA councils, to either establish a new policy from scratch, or to enhance and update an existing policy. The project will also provide a set of guidance materials for implementing the template policy. The scope does not include an evaluation of ESD policies and implementation in planning schemes for privately owned buildings.