CASBE membership

​Membership to the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment is open to all Victorian councils.

Membership of CASBE enables

Local government leadership – We demonstrate local government leadership in Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) policy development and planning approaches.

Advocacy – We represent local government’s concerns on ESD issues. A growing membership increases our ability to set the agenda and contribute to the debate on sustainable built environments.

CASBE operations – Our staff convene and support councils implementing ESD Policy processes and using the BESS tool.

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) – BESS saves time and effort for both planners and the development community. We enable the ongoing development of the BESS tool to ensure it meets current industry needs and technologies. CASBE membership is the gateway to a BESS subscription.

CASBE’s advisory role – We provide feedback to industry and government on ESD policy development.

Knowledge growth – We increase the ESD knowledge base through training and cross government collaboration. Our projects help establish criteria for research and data collection.

Stakeholder engagement – We provide a forum for direct engagement with key external stakeholders.

CASBE member councils

​Banyule City CouncilHume City CouncilMoonee Valley City Council
​Bass Coast Shire CouncilKingston City Council​​​Port Phillip City Council​
Bayside City CouncilKnox City CouncilStonnington City Council
Benalla Rural City Council​​​Manningham City Council​Strathbogie Shire Council
​Brimbank City CouncilMaribrynong City CouncilWhitehorse City Council
​​Darebin City Council​​Maroondah City Council​​Whittlesea City Council
​Greater Bendigo City Council​Melbourne City CouncilWodonga City Council
​Greater Dandenong City CouncilMelton City Council​Wyndham City Council
Greater Geelong City CouncilMerri-bek City Council
(Formerly Moreland City Council)
Yarra City Council
​Hobsons Bay City Council​​Monash City Council​Yarra Ranges Shire Council​

To become a member, councils must sign the CASBE Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the MAV. The CASBE MoU is effective for a three year period. New councils sign on to the remainder of that three year period. The current MoU period expires 30 June 2020.

  • Contact the CASBE Executive Officer via email at for more details on how to become a CASBE member.

Please note

A council must be a CASBE member to subscribe to the BESS tool. A separate fee is applicable for a BESS subscription. BESS subscription enables industry use of BESS in your municipality.

CASBE members have a position on the CASBE Steering Committee and are invited to attend committee meetings which are held three times a year at the MAV offices in Melbourne.