Environment Victoria has been working with the One Million Homes Alliance since 2009 to advocate for a
comprehensive upgrade of the energy and water efficiency of Victoria’s building stock, with a particular focus on the homes of low-income Victorians, many of whom are renters. Central to the OMH policy agenda is the need for minimum efficiency standards at the point of lease, to address the significant and growing gap between the energy efficiency performance of owner-occupied and rental homes.
Environment Victoria welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this review process which will have such a fundamental bearing on the efficiency, affordability and safety of Victoria’s rental properties into the future.
We urge the review to make recommendations to introduce minimum standards for health, safety, amenity and efficiency for rental properties, in line with the suggestions in this submission.