Sustainable building design guidelines
Our Environmentally sustainable design brochure is a resource for home builders, renovators and developers looking to integrate passive solar design principles, generate heat/electricity on-site, select energy and water efficient appliances, select materials with lower environmental impact and more.
Sustainable landscape design guidelines
Our Landscape guidelines for planning permit applications is a resource for developers and residents looking to select indigenous, low-water use plants; choose landscaping materials with lower environmental impact; harvest and re-use water on-site and more.
Backyard Biodiversity booklet
Our Backyard Biodiversity booklet is a guide for residents who want to learn how to 'wildscape their garden' to encourage the return of native biodiversity.
Our Weeds brochure helps identify weeds in your garden and recommends alternative plants to include in your garden.
Indigenous plants list
Our Indigenous plants list identifies plant species suitable for planting in the Boroondara area by botanical name, common name and also by plant type (tree, shrub etc).
Sustainability Awards program
If you have incorporated sustainable design features into your home or garden, or on a residential project you have worked on in Boroondara, why not enter the Boroondara Sustainability Awards. For more information, please visit out Sustainability Awards webpage.
- the Green Building Council website for information about the sustainable property industry including the Green Star design tools
- the Eco Specifier website for information on selecting environmentally friendly building and landscaping materials
- the Melbourne Water raingardens website for information on raingardens.