The integration of sustainability into Council assets has historically largely focused on buildings. While such efforts have commonly been supported by ESD policies for Council buildings, there is a shift to the inclusion of a wider range of asset types and the consideration of climate resilience as a core sustainability response.


City of Melbourne


Melbourne, VIC


HIP V. HYPE was engaged to undertake a gaps and opportunities assessment of current practice for integrating sustainability and climate resilience in asset delivery.

The review and stakeholder engagement activities highlighted areas for improvement, which in some instances were an extension or formalisation of current practice within the organisation. The City of Melbourne is now pursuing priority actions to systematically implement sustainable and climate resilient solutions in whole of lifecycle asset management.

  • Review internal policies, strategies and tools, and assess several past asset projects
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement including an online survey and targeted interviews
  • Undertake benchmarking against a variety of external policies, guidelines, tools and standards
  • Develop a suite of recommendations and implementation pathways