Redland City Council incorporates the sustainable and energy-efficient use of resources in its local programs and initiatives.
These are based on five main principles:
- Our policies and plans support ecologically sustainable development and respond to climate change issues
- Sustainable building design (for example, solar panels and water tanks) is supported through education and advocacy
- Our waste management plans address current and future needs, and include plans for closed landfills and regional collaboration
- We work with the community to actively recycle and reduce waste
- Our transport planning reflects a desire to maximise economic, environmental and liveability outcomes through quality road design and public transport, pedestrian and cycling strategies.
We are committed to take the following actions:
- Take a leadership role in the community and actively reduce Council’s emissions and carbon footprint
- Provide community education to encourage sustainable building design and alternative energy usage
- Reduce the environmental impacts of Council’s waste collection and resource recovery operations
- Partner with the community in diverting and minimising waste
- Continue to expand the pedestrian pathway and cycleway network
- Advocate for improved access to innovative and high quality public transport services.
Further information about our commitment to green living can be read in our two plans: