The Planning rating is designed for projects from the strategic options assessmentstageto tender. The earlier the Planning rating is registered;the greaterthe opportunity to create sustainability outcomes.The Planning rating will contribute to sustainability outcomesachievedin the design and construction phases, throughconsidering the whole-of-life impacts of decisions made in the Planning phase. Projects that obtain a Planning rating, and then move on to obtain a Design and As Built rating will likely have greater sustainability outcomes than projects undertaking a Design and As Built rating alone.