Sustainable Design Assessment (SDA) in Banyule City Council

In order to comply with the Banyule City Council environmental sustainability design (ESD) criteria, many residential and non-residential planning permit applications must also contain a sustainable design assessment (SDA) or a sustainable management plan (SMP).

Banyule City Council are a leading council in ESD, thus they require more analysis and support for their planning applications than is typical in the market.

If you want to do any of the following without changing your plans for ESD features like rainwater tanks, gardens, or irrigation: develop only one dwelling; extend or renovate an existing dwelling; add a verandah, pergola, decking, fencing, or shed; change the landscaping without interfering with your plans for ESD features like rain gardens, irrigation, or rainwater tanks; or add a non-residential extension of less than 50m2.

List of Deliverables you will need for an Sustainable Design Assessment (SDA) Report in Banyule:


About Banyule

The City of Banyule is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs. As a merger of past councils, it was founded in 1994 and constituted in accordance with the Local Government Act of 1989. It is located between 7 and 21 kilometres from the heart of Melbourne and has an area of 63 square kilometres (24.3 sq mi). Its population was 116,000 in 1994. There were 130,237 people living in Banyule as of June 2018. The City’s southern and western boundaries are formed by the Yarra River and Darebin Creek, respectively.

In 2017, the City relocated its primary headquarters from Ivanhoe to Greensborough. A brand-new municipal centre was built, with three levels of offices for the 320 council staff members, as well as community and event spaces.


Suburbs included in Banyule City Council

  • Bellfield

  • Bundoora

  • Briar Hill

  • Eaglemont

  • Eltham North

  • Greensborough

  • Heidelberg


  • Heidelberg Heights

  • Heidelberg West

  • Ivanhoe

  • Ivanhoe East

  • Lower Plenty

  • Macleod

  • Montmorency


  • Rosanna

  • Viewbank

  • St Helena

  • Watsonia

  • Watsonia North

  • Yallambie


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