Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment

The 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.


Our projects


Our vision is to enable all Victorian councils to actively lead the creation of sustainable buildings and communities.

We provide 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 our member councils
  • for strengthening partnerships between member councils, relevant agencies and industry
  • to provide leadership in ESD policy and practice.

Our focus is on applying 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 framework.

Our local, ground-up approach has resulted in a highly successful platform for networking and knowledge exchange, forging strong partnerships between councils, and between local government and the development industry.

We operate under the auspices of the Municipal Association of Victoria.