Environmental Sustainability

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The Rockhampton Region is a great place and we’re committed to keeping it that way. Already there’s a lot happening to protect, maintain and enhance our environment but there’s still more work to do. As the level of government closest to the community, local council is responsible for the management and protection of local communities and their environment. That’s why we’re working together to embed sustainability in everything we do.

By encouraging environmental sustainability, we will:

  • Address increasing community expectations and demonstrate compliance with Council’s legal and other obligations;
  • Ensure healthy landscapes create healthy and liveable communities (great places to live, work, play, learn and invest);
  • Boost the local economy (via more productive land and waterways and greater opportunities to attract tourists); and
  • Enhance awareness, knowledge and skills, strengthen our connection with nature and empowers our community to act locally.

Environmental sustainability means ensuring our actions meet current needs without compromising the prospects of future generations. It is about how we understand and interact with the environment (such as land, water, soil, plants and animals) and managing our natural resources to ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability for both present and future generations.

The Rockhampton Regional Council Corporate Plan sets an environment goal is to be an environmentally balanced and aware community, which preserves and maintains our natural environment and incorporates contemporary and proven sustainability principles, as part of all activities for current and future generations.

Find out what Council’s doing and how you can get involved.