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Getting the BASIX right

UDIA welcomes today’s announcement of a policy that is designed to have the dual benefit of creating more energy efficiency homes to reduce household bills and driving down greenhouse gas emissions.

Commenting on the announcement by the Treasurer and Minister for Energy, Matt Kean and Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts of the release of the new Sustainable Buildings State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), Stephen McMahon, UDIA NSW President said

“It is encouraging to see many of our key recommendations now included within the SEPP, including the 12-month transition period and deferment of the embodied emissions standard,” said Mr McMahon.

UDIA NSW remains supportive of improved environmental standards, the move towards Net Zero and better alignment with the National Construction Code (NCC). Our members are world leaders in this space and continue to drive improvements through innovation and sustainable design.

“Our submission to the draft Design and Place SEPP in February this year, made it clear that our objection to that policy was not related to improved environmental standards, rather we made recommendations to proceed with these proposals having regard to development feasibility and housing supply and affordability.”

UDIA NSW will continue to work with Government to support the implementation of the SEPP and the move towards Net Zero, while ensuring housing remains viable and supply is delivered at an affordable price in NSW.


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