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Guide to green star communities takes shape
Released 16 September 2011

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has commenced development of a Government Guide to Green Star- Communities, to support local governments achieve their sustainability goals at the community scale. 

According to the GBCA, local governments which sit at the junction of law, policy, economic development, land use decisions, and the public interest, have a unique opportunity to address sustainability.

“While many local governments have actively pursued a sustainability agenda for years, others are new to the field,” the GBCA said.

All local governments face the challenge of sifting through the research, rating systems and technologies for the best approaches to help them achieve their sustainability goals.

“The Government Guide to Green Star Communities will include step-by-step strategies with case studies to help local governments take their projects from brown to green.”