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Build Sustainably in Woollahra

Visit Council's Building and Development section to get advice and tips on:

Visit Barrett House

barrett_house6 Barrett Place, Randwick

Woollahra Municipal Council, Randwick City Council and Waverley Council joined forces to develop a sustainable demonstration house, which provides residents, visitors and students the opportunity to see working examples of practical sustainability measures.

Find out more about visiting Barrett House.

Install a Rainwater Tank

rainwater_tankInstallation of a rainwater tank is generally quick and easy and residents are not required to lodge a development application (DA) if tanks:

  • are above ground with the capacity not exceeding 10,000 litres;

  • are located behind the building line or in the rear yard of a property containing a heritage item;

  • do not require cut and fill of more than 1m below or above existing ground level, and;

  • are 450mm from each lot boundary where the tank exceeds 1.8 metres in height.

To find out more about installing a rainwater tank, come in and chat to one of Council’s Duty Planners in Customer Service.

Do it right on site

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and the Natural Heritage Trust have published a basic guide Do it right on site (PDF) and the following factsheets to assist home owners, builders and trades understand the basic precautions that our development consents and environmental laws demand: