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NSW Department of Planning

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is a department of the New South Wales Government responsible for effective and sustainable planning to support the growth in the state of New South Wales, Australia.




NatHERS National Administrator

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a star rating system (out of ten) that rates the energy efficiency of a home, based on its design.




Australian Building Code Board

Information about the body responsible for developing and managing a uniform, national approach to building codes and building standards.




BASIX Online Tool

BASIX is one of the strongest sustainable planning measures to be undertaken in Australia. BASIX aims to make all residential dwelling types in NSW energy and water efficient.




Your Home

Your Home is your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs.





The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors is a non-profit industry organisation committed to improving the sustainability of Australian homes and buildings.




Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000

Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 25 May 2017 at 19:39). Legislation on this site is usually updated within 3 working days after a change to the legislation.




State Environmental Planning Policy (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) 2004

This version of the legislation is compiled and maintained in a database of legislation by the Parliamentary Counsel's Office and published on the NSW legislation website and is certified as the form of that legislation that is correct under section 45C of the Interpretation Act 1987.