Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) in Casey City Council

ESD Policy

All new buildings and facilities owned by the Council must follow the Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) buildings policy, which was established by the Council in April 2019. It also applies to any existing structures that need to be updated, renovated, or renewed.
The goal of the policy is to effectively manage water and energy resources, safeguard human health and the environment, and incorporate natural systems into design processes.

The policy’s unified approach to building management, which helps to make sure that all new and existing buildings are compliant with the most recent sustainability requirements, is one of its important aspects. This is accomplished by incorporating high-performance, economically viable, and ecologically conscious building technologies, materials, and construction techniques into the planning and development of new structures.

The Casey council’s efforts to develop a more sustainable built environment are proudly supported by ESD Consultant, Steradian, a business that specialises in sustainable building design and validation. We consider the ESD buildings policy to be a significant step in the right direction, and we are dedicated to working with the Council to make sure that all new and existing buildings are planned, built, and operated in a way that is environmentally responsible.

The policy also addresses the effective management of materials and waste, the preservation of ecological values and environmental quality, the defence of human health and indoor air quality, and the strengthening of natural systems through an integrated design approach. As an ESD consultant, Steradian is committed to helping the council to uphold sustainability standards through this policy, which also makes a coordinated approach to building management possible.

About Casey

Six wards, including Balla Balla, Edrington, Four Oaks, Mayfield, River Gum, and Springfield, make up the City of Casey. Every four years, voters elect council members, with Balla Balla Ward choosing one representative and all other wards electing two representatives. The mayor is chosen by the eleven council members each year.

Adem Somyurek, the Victorian Minister for Local Government, fired all Casey council members in February 2020 as a result of a report by municipal monitor Laurinda Gardner that exposed serious governance flaws at the council. Then, Somyurek named Noelene Duff as acting administrator. To serve as the Council administrator panel until October 2024, Somyurek later selected Noelene Duff PSM, Cameron Boardman, and Miguel Belmar in May 2020.

Due to its outlying metropolitan position, Casey is a large city that stretches from the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in the north to the seashore of Western Port in the south. Large grazing tracts dominate the foothills of the Dandenongs in the north, where there are also a few modest vineyards in production. Since 2005, an Urban Growth Boundary has been in place to prevent further residential development in this region.

Most of Cranbourne’s southern region is farmland that is utilised for grazing and market gardening. There are a few flower farms around Junction Village, and Clyde has a sizable chicken processing factory. In the neighbourhoods of Cranbourne East, Clyde, and Clyde North, this green space has recently been made available for home construction.

The Western Port shoreline, which includes the fishing communities of Tooradin, Blind Bight, Warneet, and Cannons Creek, forms the municipality’s southern limit. Along this shoreline and onto the Mornington Peninsula at Pearcedale, there are protected marine reserves. The Cardinia Creek, part of which forms the city’s Cardinia border, drains into Western Port at its southern end through channels.
Along this border, the well-known Riding of the Bounds celebration is held in honour of Berwick’s status as a sister city of Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland, England.

The well-known ESD consulting firm Steradian is thrilled to take part in the growth of this lovely city. We are dedicated to collaborating closely with the council and the community to make sure that all new developments adhere to the most recent sustainability standards since we recognise how important it is to preserve the natural beauty and biological qualities of the region. We look forwards to having a significant part in determining the future of Casey as it continues to develop and thrive.

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