Council's Sustainability Program has two key objectives:

  1. To embed triple bottom line decision making into Council operations.
  2. To support a prosperous community that values and protects the environment.

Initiatives delivered under the Sustainability Program include:


A festival of fun, friendship and eco-inspiration. The ECOfiesta celebrates and showcases our unique natural environment, tropical lifestyle and green economy. More

Sustainability at Council
Council Operations

From policy to practice, Council is working towards environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. More

Sustainability education
Sustainability Education

Supporting sustainability from kindergarten to Year 12 and beyond. More

Sustainability Grants

Council funding to support sustainability initiatives by local not-for-profit organisations and schools. More

Great Northern Clean Up
Clean Up Days

A community clean-up is a great way to bring locals together, boost community pride and create a litter-free environment. More

Sustainable buildings
Tropical Building Design

Designing for the tropics is essential in our climate. Use our resources to help design a home or building that responds to our environment, climate, local character and community needs. More

Last updated: 17 March 2016