Government/Regulations

Trump’s budget a disaster for the built environment

US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget measures for 2018 would spell disaster for built environment sustainability, massacring environment, energy efficiency and affordable housing programs in his country, with potential implications…

Brisbane City Council goes carbon neutral

Brisbane City Council reached a major sustainability milestone this month, officially gaining carbon neutral status. The goal was achieved through a combination of energy efficiency activities, emissions reduction actions, purchase…

NSW cabinet reshuffle leaves planning talent out

Rob Stokes, considered NSW’s most knowledgeable and qualified planning minister, has been moved out of the portfolio following a cabinet reshuffle by new NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…