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.
Sustainability at Council

Sustainability at Council

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

Green Thumb campaign logo

Green Thumb

Sustainable living resources to help you live comfortably for less by taking simple actions in everyday life.

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.

ECOfiesta sustainable living expo


EcoFiesta and EcoWeek are fun, family-friendly celebrations of environment and community.


Community Sustainability Grant

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

Sustainability education

Sustainability education

Supporting sustainability from kindergarten to Year 12 and beyond.

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.