Sustainable new developments

ESD and Waste consulting - fast, smart insights to suit your goals


Apartment Retrofit Plans

Part of our suite of services to provide action plans to upgrade existing building stock.


Sustainable communities

Beyond energy ratings to consider transport, materials, climate resilience, connection



We consult in every state in Australia


We are Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting,

ESD, Circular economy and Waste consultants with over fifteen years of expertise in Environmentally Sustainable Development.

  • We thrive on helping deliver better precincts, subdivisions, buildings and organisations, Australia wide
  • We’ll work with you to raise the bar with smart sustainable design and waste solutions
  • Together we’ll create developments that gain approvals AND work with the planet
  • Talk to us early in your design for the best outcomes with minimal impact on our fee

ESD Reports

ESD reports (SDA’s, Sustainability Management Plans) for multi-dwelling, non-residential and sub-division projects.  A smart mix of sustainable building initiatives that will satisfy council requirements.  Different report types and cost to suit your project size.
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Daylight Assessment

Daylight assessments are a useful design tool achieving the best daylight outcome for your development, or assessing the impact on neighbouring developments.  A daylight analysis can compare your proposed solution to the Rescode envelope.
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Water Sensitive Urban Design

LID Consulting provides practical WSUD advice backed up by STORM or MUSIC modelling tools and guidelines, and Stormwater Management Plans. WSUD assessments are now regularly required by councils as part of town planning approval or conditions documents.
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Section J & Energy Ratings

BCA Section J simpler prescriptive DTS or computer modelled JV3 Alternative Solution responses for more complex buildings.  Residential multi-dwelling energy ratings. Clear and prompt reports.
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Liveable Communities consulting

Opportunities exist for developers of new sub-divisions to practically impact on many aspects of the liveability of these communities (urban design and community interaction, employment opportunities, access to services and transport).  At LID Consulting we consult on boosting the liveability of new communities.

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Green Star & Enviro Development

Green Star Accredited Professionals with successful Green Star project delivery experience.  We can assist on GS project tenders, preliminary assessments, project set up to ensure compliance, application submissions.  Minimise risk,  get it right.  Our recent EnviroDevelopment certification for DealCorp was delivered in one month.
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Waste Management Plans

For multi-unit and non-residential developments to satisfy planning permit conditions. We understand the best alternatives. Prompt quotes. Generally one week turn-around for reports. Also waste audits and process reviews.
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Sustainable Materials

We can advise on smart material choice decisions, encourage more sustainable building practices, as well as providing a better indoor environment for occupants, for all types of building projects (new builds, extensions, renovations or fit-outs) .
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What Our Clients Say

“LID Consulting provided technical Daylight Assessment input, that greatly guided and informed the preparation of built form recommendations. [They] were highly professional and regularly produced quality technical outputs within constrained time frames ... The technical reports were written in plain English .... their work added robust support and value to the project recommendations and their input and expertise provided during client meetings was invaluable. It was a pleasure to work with LID Consulting and I would highly recommend their team of ESD Consultants”

Nikki HillPrincipal, Ethos Urban

“We were very pleased with the work of LID Consulting on both recent projects. They were thorough, went above and beyond and exceeded expectations. The work was intuitive and their ESD recommendations caused no problems with builders”

Andrew BosJackson Clement Burrows

“We have been extremely satisfied with the ongoing work provided by LID Consulting. LID's advice and expert technical assistance is provided with clear and helpful communication and a personal approach which is well received. We have found LID to be cost competitive, with work delivered on-time and to a high standard. ”

Simon MartinRatio Consultants

“LID Consulting were very pro-active and approachable in their attitude to helping resolve and provide solutions to design issues”

Peter MillsMills Gorman Architects

“The Maddingley Village project went very well. LID were fast and responsive and we’re looking forward to a good result from the Town Planning process. We also worked with LID on Tribeca Village Point Cook, and that was similarly very positive”

Stephen MatthewsClarke Hopkins Clarke Architects

“LID Consulting has provided interesting and relevant building sustainability advice in a professional and timely manner”

Greg CardenLaw Architects

“Principal of Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting, Craig Harris was a valued member of the EnviroDevelopment tool revision subcommittees reviewing the materials and energy elements. Craig offered drive, ideas, practical advice and research to add to the redevelopment of the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s sustainable development tool”

Ricki HersberghSustainability Manager, UDIA Vic

“Highly recommended, excellent service.”

David FullerBB Design Group P/L

“Great work and very prompt service. Able to work with our needs”

Scott ThomsonMGS Constructions

“LID Consulting was a pleasure to deal with. Their professionalism and thoughtfulness helped make the process easy to understand. LID’s prompt response was extremely appreciated and we will certainly make use of LID’s services again”

Alison GrayJager Developments Pty Ltd

“I engaged LID Consulting to prepare a Waste Management Plan for a proposed Rural Fire Station. Not only was the price competitive but the efficiency and promptness shown was great.”

Aidan RichardsonWollondilly Shire Council NSW

“I wanted to provide feedback that the waste management proposal and layout of the WMP was excellent.”

Council Waste Officer


Materials and carbon audit – Part 1 – De-construction for high Recycling rates and Circular material benefits

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De-construction not demolition is the path to very high recycling rates and meeting circular economy requirements. It just takes some planning. LID are currently undertaking a materials and carbon audit…

ESD consulting that saves projects money – Australia wide

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After often encountering the challenge of integrating ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) where budgets are tight, it is pleasing to complete another project where ESD has saved the job money. We…

Carbon emissions comparison – EV vs petrol car

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The above graph shows the key elements when comparing the emissions from a petrol vs an electric vehicle. The light blue is the embodied carbon in the manufacture of the…

Apartment Retrofit Plans + High Life Expo

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LID have been working for over 15 years in the space of delivering ESD and Waste consulting solutions for new developments. We also deliver services to provide action plans to…

Valuing Sustainability benefits in dwellings

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Intuitively we all understand the value of sustainability, but it is where sustainability initiatives sit in the priorities of the wider public, and peoples’ immediate decision drivers, that are the…

Pumped Hydro in action – Kidston Clean Energy Hub

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We have long been a fan of the potential of pumped hydro as a key member of the renewable energy mix. Here’s an update on a pumped hydro scheme in…

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