All new homes, renovations, alterations and additions must comply with the six star standard energy rating. Six star energy ratings ensure environmental impacts are minimised and the costs of running a home are reduced.
An accredited energy rater will need to review your building plans to ensure they meet with the six star energy rating. The energy rater will produce an energy report for you to submit as part of your building permit application.
For a list of energy raters visit either:
Ideas for sustainable living
There are many ways you can minimise the environmental impact of your lifestyle, from ensuring the designs of any building works you undertake are energy efficient to using water wisely and purchasing energy efficient appliances for your home. Frequently, these measures also result in financial savings. For plenty of ideas, visit Council's Sustainable living page.