Advocacy for a sustainable economy
With growing opportunities for investment to deliver positive commercial, social and environmental returns, Council has endorsed a position paper, Cairns & FNQ – Becoming the capital of the Smart Green Economy in Australia.
Reef Guardian Council
We joined the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Program in 2008. As a Reef Guardian Council, we have invested heavily in water quality improvements. Most notably, the $188 million Cleaner Seas upgrade of wastewater treatment plants has improved the quality of wastewater discharge by 80%. .
Cities Power Partnership
Council joined this growing coalition of more than 70 local governments (representing over one third of the Australian population) in late 2017.The Cities Power Partnership is a national program led by the Climate Council to accelerate and celebrate local government successes in achieving emission reductions and transitioning towards clean energy.
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