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Green Star Sustainable Precincts

Rating and assessing the environmental performance of precincts and neighbourhoods.

The Sustainable Precincts tool evaluates large scale development projects at a precincts / neighbourhoods scale. Unlike the other Green Star tools, the emphasis is on the site wide issues rather than building specific issues. The tool rates the planning, design and construction of a precinct only and it does not rate specific buildings or assess its operation. 

Development types included in this tool.

The Sustainable Precincts tool evaluates large scale development projects at a precincts / neighbourhoods scale.

  • Brownfield / redevelopment
  • Campus / business park
  • Urban Infill / Renewal
  • Greenfield

To be eligible to register for a Green Star Sustainable Precincts rating there must be a ‘Plan for Development’. Green Star Sustainable Precincts will not rate an existing precinct or neighbourhood.

How does this tool work?

This tool has been developed to influence and incentivise developers to consider good design, community and environmental outcomes. Master planned developments need to use this tool early on in the development to encourage best practice. 

The categories considered in this tool are:

  • Governance
  • Livability
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Environment

Credits within the tool assist in site selection, site analysis and site layout and includes benchmarks for engaging with stakeholders in site planning. Site-wide green infrastructure (both hard and soft) works are also encouraged. It is only after these site-wide issues are addressed that individual sites and buildings are developed, and this is where the new build Green Star tools for new buildings can be used.

Train as a Sustainable Precincts AP

Become an Sustainable Precincts AP

Join our next sustainable precincts AP workshop in your city.

Certification fees

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Project Area GLA (Incl. 15% VAT) Member Fees (Incl. 15% VAT) Non Member Fees (Incl. 15% Vat)
  • Base fee for all projects less than 50,000sqm will not have any additional fees.
  • Projects with more than 50,000sqm will have additional fees for the sqm that exceeds the 50,000sqm.

Registration process

Please register your sustainable precinct projects via this link.  

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We are looking for support for the release of version 1 of this tool.

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18 October 2018
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