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 resources for home and business.

Sustainability resources for home and business. ECOlogic supports the concept of doing well by doing good. 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

State of the environment
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

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

Sustainability Grants

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

Great Northern Clean Up
Clean up days

Help Clean Up Cairns and protect the Great Barrier Reef and local waterways from land based litter pollution. More

Cairns Regional Council is Reef Guardian Council
Reef Guardian Council

Reef Guardian Council, Great Barrier Reef, Turtle Money, Turtle Rehabilitation More

Last updated: 17 March 2016