In July 2004 the State Government introduced BASIX for new homes. What is BASIX I hear you say? Well as stated on the BASIX website, “Introduced by the NSW Government, BASIX, the Building Sustainability Index, ensures homes are designed to use less potable water and be responsible for fewer greenhouse gas emissions by setting energy and water reduction targets for house and units. BASIX is one of the most robust sustainable planning measures in Australia, delivering equitable and effective water and greenhouse gas reductions across NSW.
The BASIX Alterations and Additions scheme came into effect on the 1 October 2006 and you will require a BASIX certificate to accompany your Development Application if:
1. Your renovation work is valued at $50,000 or more. (From 1 July 2007)
2. You are installing a swimming pool (or pool and spa) with a capacity greater than 40,000L.
Please contact us to discuss the full range of services that we can provide. Full details of the BASIX scheme can be found at the BASIX Website.