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.
From policy to practice, Council is working towards environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.
Sustainable living resources to help you live comfortably for less by taking simple actions in everyday life.
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.
EcoFiesta and EcoWeek are fun, family-friendly celebrations of environment and community.
Council funding to support sustainability initiatives by local not-for-profit organisations.
Supporting sustainability from kindergarten to Year 12 and beyond.
Facts and figures on Council's sustainability performance, covering waste, recycling, water, wastewater, energy and emissions, conserving biodiversity, governance and community.