Green Star Communities - Guide for Local Government

The Green Star Communities Guide is a resource developed for local governments to encourage community development projects within their municipality that will enhance liveability, contribute to local economic prosperity and deliver sustainable outcomes.

The Guide explains how councils can use the Green Star – Communities national framework and the Green Star – Communities rating tool to support and achieve better economic, social and environmental outcomes across the built environment. 

The Guide is designed for local government staff across a range of disciplines, including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Master planning
  • Town planning
  • Development control
  • Social planning
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Economics
  • Asset management

The Guide has been developed by the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) with support from AECOM.