Sustainability is about balancing environmental, social and economic considerations to reduce our impact on the planet and its inhabitants.
As the level of governance closest to the people, Council's contribution to sustainability includes:
- leading by example in the delivery of regional services and infrastructure;
- balanced decision making around land use planning and development control; and
- strong community engagement on local and regional issues.
A festival of fun, friendship and eco-inspiration. The ECOfiesta celebrates and showcases our unique natural environment, tropical lifestyle and green economy. More
A regional collaboration to showcase North Queensland's commitment to environmental stewardship, community wellbeing and economic prosperity. More
Sustainability resources for home and business. ECOlogic supports the concept of doing well by doing good. More
From policy to practice, Council is working towards environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. More
State of Environment Reports
Facts and figures on Council's sustainability performance, covering waste, recycling, water, wastewater, energy and emissions, conserving biodiversity, governance and community. More
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
Great Northern Clean Up
Help Clean Up Cairns and protect the Great Barrier Reef and local waterways from land based litter pollution. More
Last updated: 31 March 2015