Environmental Sustainability


At its heart, sustainability is about taking care of the environment, so that our environment can continue to take care of us. Sustaining the liveability and prosperity of our Region requires Council to work together with our local residents, communities, businesses, industries and other levels of government to create the future we want to see.

The Rockhampton Regional Council Sustainability Strategy (Towards 2030)(PDF, 9MB) seeks to deliver local initiatives that help us to align with the evolving policy landscape, whilst simultaneously strengthening our community, environmental and economic resilience.

In doing so, the Strategy outlines key strategic priorities which will inform planning, guide decision-making and drive action and investment. This Strategy delivers on our vision for a sustainable future through four interconnected pathways and a range of strategic actions that Council will lead over the life of the Strategy.

Together, we’ll look for new ways to strengthen our capacity to live sustainably; create even more liveable and resilient communities; position our Region to thrive; and continually improve our environment and sustainability performance across Council’s operations and services.

Find out more about how we are progressing Sustainability Strategy priorities, programs and actions below.