On 3rd November 2016, NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced a
new strategic plan that sets out priority investment areas and potential actions
using $500 million of new funding from the $1.4 billion Climate Change Fund over
the next five years to transition to a net zero emissions future by 2050, including
Increasing BASIX targets for new homes as off July 2017
Provide ratings for homes at the point of sale (initially voluntary in 2018 and then
required by 2020)
Improve energy standards for new commercial buildings by advocating for new
Upgrade social housing by reviewing and expanding the Home Energy Action program
Investigate the introduction of energy standards for common areas in apartment
Investigate the introduction of energy standards for retail tenancies
Improve energy performance of tenanted homes
The above show that the industry is becoming more involved in the move towards environmental improvements.
We will keep you posted.