Council's green commitment
To make Brisbane a carbon neutral city by 2026, Brisbane City Council is doing business in a more sustainable way. It is also providing opportunities for residents, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to reduce their carbon footprint.
Green and biodiverse city
Council is buying back 500 hectares of bushland and is working towards increasing Brisbane's bushland cover from 32-40 percent by 2026.
Council has planted two million trees over the last four years.
Council offers various environmental grants under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental grants program 2012 - 2013:
Council provides funding of between $200 and $5000 to groups and individuals rehabilitating native wildlife within Brisbane.
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.
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 up to $50,000 to local non-profit community groups for the installation of energy and greenhouse gas reduction savings. This program is currently on hold.
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.