Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is a priority to both Rockhampton Regional Council and the Rockhampton Region.

Council is taking the lead and making proactive changes for the needs of our community through a number of different avenues.


To help ensure the sustainability of our Region, Council has partnered with a number of key stakeholders.

How can I help?

You can help make a difference to the environment within our Region by volunteering.

At different times of the year Council and different organisations call for volunteers to help out at national days and events, which help make our Region sustainable.

These events are also listed on Council’s Event page.

Environmental Protection

Council aims to reduce the negative effects of human activities on the environment.

Council administers the Environmental Protection Act which makes everyone including industry, State agencies, and local governments accountable for their actions, and encourages good environmental practice.

For further information contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 07 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77

Think Smart, Plant Smart

Plant Smart is a vegetation management program developed by Ergon Energy and Greening Australia to educate the community on planting appropriate trees under and around powerlines.

Make sure you:

  • Consider all elements before you plant
  • Think about what you need to do to make sure a plant thrives
  • Know what is most appropriate to plant.

If you notice trees or other vegetation encroaching on powerlines or power poles, contact Ergon Energy on 13 10 46 (7.00am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday).