31 March 2018 is the last possible date to lodge a BASIX certificate issued using the pre-July targets under the transitional arrangements with the consent authority

Projects created using the pre-July targets under the transitional arrangements need to be finalised and the BASIX certificates will need to be lodged with the consent authority within 3 months of date of issue, but no later than 31 March 2018.

After 31 March 2018, projects created under the transitional arrangements, if they are still in progress and no certificates have been generated, will be subject to the higher energy targets and thermal comfort provisions introduced on 1 July 2017.

In cases where the BASIX certificate has been generated and lodged with the consent authority (before 31 March 2018) revisions can still be made using the pre-July targets. BASIX certificates generated using the pre-July targets that are subject to an existing DA or CDC can also be revised using the same targets.

31 December 2017 saw the end of the transitional period for the BASIX energy targets

In July 2017, the NSW Government increased the BASIX energy targets and made changes to the thermal comfort requirements. A six-month transitional period was put in place for eligible homes but this expired on 31 December 2017.

All new homes and units are now subject to the higher energy targets introduced on 1 July 2017.

In order to be eligible for the transitional arrangements, home buyers needed to have signed a building contract before 31 December 2017. If your project was created in BASIX under the transitional arrangements but a contract was not signed by this date, your project will now be revised and will need to meet the higher targets that were introduced on 1 July 2017.

However, in cases where the BASIX certificate has been generated and lodged with the consent authority (before 31 March 2018) revisions can still be made using the pre-July targets. BASIX certificates generated using the pre-July targets that are subject to an existing DA or CDC can also be revised using the same targets.

More information on applying for the pre-July transitional arrangements is available here.