The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has made a submission with two other consumer organisations to the Victorian Government to improve design standards for apartments.
The ATA joined the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre and Consumer Action Law Centre in a submission to the review held by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The department has put out its draft standards for consultation.
The ATA’s recent work on consumer protection issues with embedded networks had highlighted the barriers to accessing the energy retail market for many apartment dwellers due to metering, embedded network configuration and lack of information provision.
The submission recommends that these specific issues be addressed in the new design standards for apartments.