Sustainable developments

Fast, smart insights + guaranteed resolution


Sustainable communities

A better way to live



We consult in every state in Australia


We are Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting,

ESD, Circular economy and Waste consultants with over a decade 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


Why renewable gas is unlikely to be burned in our homes

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Our take on clarifying whether we will see 100% renewable gas in our homes… Gas burned in our homes is known as ‘natural’ gas and is a naturally occurring gas….

100% recycled crushed concrete rock for pipe bedding

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Fantastic to find out today that the contractor undertaking large pipe rectification work in Yarra City Council is leading the way on the circular economy. Chris Coker from Fox Drainage…

Net zero carbon ready apartments

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LID Consulting were engaged to provide ESD advice to 82 Westgarth St, a 24 apartment development proposal in Fitzroy, Victoria. The developers aim was to produce the first net zero…

Refurbishing sites to optimise zero carbon potential and more

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LID are pleased to be working through the implementation of our ESD recommendations report for the above large state government office and workshops redevelopment. Our ESD report made sensible but…

Test your ESD knowledge!

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Question – how many clear and implied ESD initiatives can you see in this west elevation image of the fantastic Bellfield Community Hub (recently completed by K20 Architects) that we…

Off road bicycle paths – providing low carbon transport networks and much more

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Awesome best practice urban design by Human Habitats. We love the future proof, low or no ongoing carbon emissions sustainable transport initiatives of off-road bicycle paths along all major roads linking…

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