Council's green commitment

Brisbane City Council is doing business in a more sustainable way and providing opportunities for residents, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Green and biodiverse city

Bushland cover

Council is buying back 500 hectares of bushland and is working towards increasing Brisbane's bushland cover.

2 Million Trees Project

Council has planted two million trees over the last four years.

Council's energy efficiency opportunities public reports

Council identifies, evaluates and reports publicly on cost effective energy savings opportunities.

Environmental grants

Council offers various environmental grants under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental grants program 2013-2014:

Native Wildlife Carers' Grant

Council provides funding of between $200 and $5000 to groups and individuals rehabilitating native wildlife within Brisbane.

Environmental Grant

Council provides funding of between $1,000 and $20,000 to community-based groups and organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that benefit the local or city-wide community. 

Cultivating Community Gardens Grant

Council provides funding of between $1,000 and $2,500 to local non-profit community-based groups and organisations to establish, develop and/or maintain community gardens on Council-owned and other land.

Lord Mayor's Sustainability Grants

Funding amounts range from $200 to $5000 to local non-profit community groups for the installation of energy and greenhouse gas reduction savings.

Other projects

Street lights

A joint project through a grant from the Australian Government with Council matching the contribution, will replace 25,000 of Brisbane's street lights with more energy efficient lamps.