As at 31 December 2017, the transitional period for the BASIX energy targets will cease. After this date, the lower pre-July 2017 targets will no longer be available and all new homes and units will be subject to the energy targets introduced on 1 July 2017.
Projects that have been granted access to the pre-July targets on the basis that there is a pre-contract agreement in place will need to finalise and sign a qualifying building contract no later than 31 December 2017 to be eligible to use the lower pre-July targets.
Only those projects with a valid ‘pre-July’ certificate lodged with the consent authority, or subject to an existing DA or CDC, can be revised using the pre-July targets.
More information can be found here: https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/iframe/about-basix/basix-assessment/transitional-arrangements.html
We would encourage you to use our expertise so that we can help you navigate the end of the concession transitional period.
If you would like to discuss how these changes may impact your project, please feel free to call us on (02) 9970 6181.