Our vision is for an environmentally resilient, economically prosperous and sustainable city that meets the needs of a diverse and growing population now and into the future.

To achieve this we need to develop a clear understanding of the community's thoughts and priorities around sustainability.

Community feedback helped shape council's strategy and actions including:

  • Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Strategy - to guide us toward a more sustainable Council and City
  • Public programs and events - to enable education and action within our community

Sustainability Policy

We are able to announce that a new Sustainability Policy was endorsed at the council ordinary meeting on 26 November 2020. The Sustainability Policy will be the guiding document from which a new Sustainability Strategy will be drafted. You can read the new Sustainability Policy in the Document Library below.

Sustainability in the Suburbs

We heard residents say they wanted to learn more about recycling and re-using items, how to grow a garden and be environmentally friendly on smaller blocks, local initiatives to support and other sustainable living ideas. Now we are sharing some of our local champion’s stories’, knowledge and ideas to help us all live, eat and play the sustainable way through our Sustainability in the Suburbs videos. See how input from the 2019 Sustainable Ipswich engagement has shaped a multimedia series with Ipswich residents and businesses. They show us how they are sustainable - and how you can do it too.

Shape your sustainable city

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