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Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment

CASBE logoThe Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) is an association of Victorian councils committed to the creation of a sustainable built environment within and beyond their municipalities.

CASBE provides a forum:

  • for the exchange of information, innovation and best practice in Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) to effectively represent and advocate the collective views of the member councils
  • for strengthening partnerships between member councils, relevant agencies and industry
  • to provide leadership in ESD policy and practice.

CASBE's focus is on applying Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) principles to the built environment through the statutory planning system. This coordinated program of formal and consistent measures is called the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) framework.

While CASBE's role is primarily related to the SDAPP framework, the alliance also helps councils incorporate ecologically sustainable development into council-managed buildings and capital works projects.

CASBE member councils include: Banyule City Council, Bass Coast Shire Council, Brimbank City Council, Darebin City Council, Greater Bendigo City Council, Greater Dandenong City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Hume City Council, Kingston City Council, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maribrynong City Council, Maroondah City Council, Monash City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Moreland City Council, Port Phillip City Council, Stonnington City Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Whitehorse City Council, Whittlesea City Council, Wyndham City Council, Yarra City Council.

CASBE operates under the auspices of the Municipal Association of Victoria.

CASBE's Strategic Plan

CASBE's vision is to lead Victoria towards a sustainable built environment through effective planning and demonstration of good design.

Sustainable built environments can be supported and strengthened through:

  • Victorian Government policy
  • councils' strategic plans
  • local policies
  • council assets as demonstration projects.


Interested in joining the CASBE? Take a look at the CASBE Prospectus (PDF - 2.19MB).

CASBE Planning Information Sheets

CASBE has produced 4 information sheets on how sustainable design issues have been treated by VCAT.

Topics covered include: a general discussion on sustainability in planning, daylight assessment, zero car-parking and equitable development.

CASBE on Yammer

The CASBE Group on Yammer is a private forum for council officers to share ideas and collaborate. Please contact the CASBE Executive Officer if you wish to be part of the CASBE on Yammer online discussion group.

Further information

For further information about CASBE, contact:

Natasha Palich
CASBE Executive Officer
03 9667 5555

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