Government Departments and Agencies
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
The Department of Planning and Environment brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, heritage, Aboriginal and social housing, and Crown lands and water.
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Working with the community, industry, businesses and other government agencies to protect and enhance NSW’s environment.
Sustainability Advantage works with medium and large organisations to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices and to nurture leaders committed to securing a sustainable NSW.
Building Sustainability Index
The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) ensures new and renovated homes are designed using specific water and energy targets. These principles can also be applied to other types of construction.
Building Upgrade Finance
Environmental Upgrade Agreements provide owners or managers with access to loans to upgrade a commercial building to maximise the building’s energy efficiency.
Electric Vehicle Strategy
The Electric Vehicle Strategy is supported by $490 million in funding to make NSW the easiest place to buy and use an EV in Australia.
Net Zero: a seismic investment opportunity
The ‘Race to Zero’ is on and there is no better time to capitalise on the opportunity to establish and grow your business in Sydney and NSW.
Single-Use Plastic Ban – Guide for Business
The NSW Government are banning certain single-use plastics from 1st November 2022, including single-use plastics straws, stirrers and cutlery, single-use plastic bowls and plates, and expanded polystyrene food ware and cups.
Grants and Programs
Bin Trim Rebates Program
The Bin Trim Rebates Program provides small to medium sized businesses with free waste assessments and rebates to help cover the costs of installing small-scale, on-site recycling equipment.
Coastal and Estuary Grants
The NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program provides technical and financial support to local government to help manage the coastal zone.
Electric Vehicle Destination Charging Grants
The NSW Climate and Energy Action investing $20 million to assist eligible regional NSW destinations by co-funding the purchase and installation of EV chargers.
Green Building Grants | City of Sydney
Green building grants program supports owners’ corporations and building owners in the residential and accommodation sector to undertake environmental ratings, certifications, audits and assessments for existing buildings to be resource efficient and achieve net zero emissions by 2035.
NSW Environmental Trust Environmental Grants
The NSW Environmental Trust provides funding to a range of community, government and industry stakeholders to deliver projects that conserve, protect and rehabilitate the NSW environment, or that promote environmental education and sustainability.
Benchmarked carbon calculator
Measure your carbon footprint and understand how your business is performing against others.
How to make my small business more sustainable
A useful first step is an audit of the operations within your business, to see where you can reduce your environmental impact.
Glossary of Sustainable Tourism Terms
Glossary clarifying the concepts illustrated in the GSTC Criteria and terms related to certification of businesses and destinations, accreditation of certification bodies, and recognition of standards.
Love Food Hate Waste
Your Business is Food Toolkit is a guide for businesses on how to save money on food wastage and donate surplus food.