BASIX energy targets increased on 1 July 2017
The energy targets for houses and low-rise units increased typically by 10 per cent, and by 5 per cent for mid and high-rise units. The settings for thermal comfort heating and cooling also changed.
View the updated BASIX energy target zones map here.
View the updated thermal comfort heating and cooling caps here.
For more information on these changes, please see the BASIX Target Changes - Frequently Asked Questions.
The new targets do not apply to projects already lodged with the consent authority for approval, to projects with a planning consent (DA or CDC) or those currently under construction. BASIX certificates generated up to 30 June 2017 also have a three-month validity period in which they may be lodged with the consent authority and not be subject to the new targets.
Additional arrangements apply for new home buyers who are already in the process of building a new home and have signed a building contract up to the value of $1.5 million before 31 December 2017. They will be able to lodge a development application or complying development application using the pre-July 2017 BASIX targets.
For more detailed information on these transitional arrangements, view the BASIX Transitional arrangements – information sheet.
Development on unregistered land parcels
Provision will also be made to allow the lot and plan details to be updated after the certificate is generated, allowing certificates for development on unregistered land parcels to be amended after they have been lodged with the consent authority.