The following table is a summary of the documentation that must accompany your planning permit application before we can assess it for its Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) elements. To work out which SDAPP category your proposal sits within, please refer to the How to determine your SDAPP Category panel above.
There is no additional documentation required in addition to the planning permit application documents.
We strongly recommend applicants seek advice from Council in relation to the ESD elements, as all planning permit applications and building proposals are rated against the 10 key sustainable building categories.
||Sustainable Design Assessment (SDA)
Complete the online BESS tool or complete the relevant City of Maribyrnong SDA online template for:
Once completed, provide a copy of the assessment with your planning application or building proposal.
Sustainable Management Plan (SMP)
Green Travel Plan
(Council best practice standard)
This detailed sustainability assessment must be prepared by an ESD expert given the complexities of proposals in this category.
Large category proposals will be subject to a rigorous ESD assessment by Council Planning officers against each of the 10 key sustainable building categories.
Considering the complexities of large SDAPP category proposals, we strongly recommend you engage the services of an ESD consultant or equivalent ESD professional in the preparation of your SMP or a Green Travel Plan.
What is a Green Travel Plan?
If your planning application involves the construction of between 60 and 200 residential dwellings, or if you are seeking a significant reduction in parking you will be required to submit a Green Travel Plan with your planning application.
A Green Travel Plan is a number of on-site initiatives and nearby off-site services to encourage occupants to use sustainable transport options such as cycling, walking or car pooling to access and depart the location.
A Green Travel Plan should highlight:
- Parking facilities for bicycles, motor bikes, small cars, electric cars and onsite and nearby car share services.
- End of trip facilities for staff such as showers and lockers.
- Bicycle and walking maps.
- nearby public transport information including stop locations and frequency.
- availability of discounted or free tickets for public transport use through employer or owners corporations.
- Nearby recreation areas.
- Car pooling schemes of tenant organisations.