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:
- Economic Prosperity
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.