Building Futures

Building Futures is a free Council program aiming to help selected larger strata buildings (35+ units) save money on their energy and water bills and to improve environmental performance.

We work hand-in-hand with participating buildings to easily identify and implement cost-effective solutions to:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce common area energy use
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce water use
  • Improve waste management

Participating new buildings receive for FREE:

  • Expert energy assessments of common areas
  • Costed upgrade recommendations
  • Solar power screening, to identify buildings with good potential for rooftop solar power
  • Project management and implementation support
  • Access to Sydney Water’s WaterFIX program for high-water users
  • Access to Waverley Council’s Apartment Recycling Improvement Program
  • Recognition and promotion of participation in the program
  • Learning & knowledge-sharing opportunities

All participating new buildings will work towards a shared energy goal: reduce common property energy by 20%. All works this Round will be carried out in a Covid-safe manner in adherence to NSW Public Health Orders.

Building Futures Round 5

Council is currently working with five strata buildings in Round 5 of the Building Futures Program, including;

  • Grand, Ebley Street, Bondi Junction
  • The Dunes, O’Donnell Street, North Bondi
  • Whitton Lane, Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
  • Queens Park, Bronte Road, Queens Park
  • 745 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

Five previous participants of Building Futures are taking a second round of funded actions, including:

  • Spring Street Apartments, Spring Street, Bondi Junction
  • Stanford Apartments, Hollywood Avenue, Bondi Junction
  • Oscar on Hollywood, Hollywood Avenue, Bondi Junction
  • Harbourview Apartments, Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

Applications are now closed for the 2022/23 financial year.

For more information

For more information or to ask a question, contact Rachel O’Leary, Program Coordinator on 02 9083 8150 or

Further resources

A total of 35 apartment buildings have already participated in previous rounds of Building Futures. Collectively these buildings have achieved an average energy saving of 23%, saved thousands of dollars per year on their energy and water bills and reduced their climate impact.

Check out the below case studies from successful buildings: