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The Victorian State Government recently released the Better Apartments Draft Design Standards offering industry the opportunity to provide feedback.

Once ratified, this document will set the Design Standard for all new apartment buildings in Victoria. This will support Victoria’s position as the most liveable city and promote exemplary architecture.

Please take the time to read the Apartment Draft Design Standards

The Draft Standard can be commended for its progressive approach, however, as this Position Paper demonstrates, there is some detail requiring further exploration.

GIW is a specialist ESD consultancy and has reviewed the Draft Standard from an ESD perspective.

We make our submission available, for public access click here