The draft Part 10 does not have a particular heading or section specifically addressing ‘environment’ or ‘sustainability’. This is because environmental issues overlap and are integral to multiple aspects and elements of design. For example, guidance is provided for various design elements such as site planning (orientation), solar access, minimum landscaped areas and climate management for west facing development, all of which contribute toward improved environmental outcomes.
For these reasons, an objective has been drafted for the whole Part 10 (Division A clause 3. a.), which requires these matters to be considered when Council determines a development application:
Connecting to nature,
Embracing sustainable residential design,
Supporting Albury’s liveable, vibrant, functional and attractive character, and