BASIX, the Building Sustainability Index, is a NSW government planning requirement that ensures homes are designed to use less potable water and be responsible for fewer greenhouse gas emissions by setting energy and water reduction targets.
All residential development, both new and alterations and additions, with a total estimated cost of works of $50,000 or more, all new boarding houses, guest houses, hostels, lodging-houses and backpacker accommodation under 300m2, and all swimming pools and spas 40,000 litres or larger are required to have a BASIX Certificate. If your development type falls within the categories listed above, then a BASIX Certificate must be supplied on lodgment of the development application.
Further information can be found on the BASIX website.
The City of Canada Bay encourages the use of sustainable development principles and practices for all development from new building construction to minor renovation works. We have compiled a small list of websites which we hope you will find useful for your next project.
For more information on building or renovating with sustainable development in mind, please use the following resources:
There are a number of different rebates and forms of funding that you may apply for to assist you in building or renovating sustainably: