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The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code

Improve home energy standards or risk bigger bills, more emissions: report

AUSTRALIA can cost-effectively strengthen residential energy efficiency standards in the Building Code and cut heating and cooling energy use by up to 51 per cent, according to a new report released last week by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia.

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  • Category: Australia
Solar panels in Maules Creek, NSW

NSW solar farm approvals double in 2017

NSW Planning and Housing Minister Anthony Roberts last week said the state's planning system gave the green light to 10 projects in 2017, twice the number of projects approved the year before, while another solar farm has already been approved this year.

'New Units'

Dwelling approvals fall by 20 per cent in December

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 12.6 per cent in November, the total number of new dwellings approved in December decreased by 20.0 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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  • Category: Australia
Point Nepean National Park Master Plan 2017

Point Nepean Master Plan released by Victorian Government

THE Victorian Government last week announced the release of the final Point Nepean Master Plan, which builds on the draft master plan released in 2010 with changes to reflect government policy and the outcomes of community and stakeholder engagement.

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  • Category: Victoria

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