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The City of Brisbane and its residents care deeply about a wide variety of issues surrounding sustainability;one of the City’s five core values is Ecological Sustainability. Work is being done by the government, citizens and businesses to lower the environmental impact of our activity and preserve natural habitat. 


Brisbane’s City Council approved the Open Space Plan on August 27, 2001. This document addresses land acquisition or preservation based on the identification of natural resources and amenities. The Open Space and Ecology Committee was formed the same year as a permanent advisory body to the City Council on open space acquisition and environmental matters. 


On September 17, 2015, Brisbane adopted its first Climate Action Plan, which established a greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 15% below 2005 levels by the year 2020. This plan is a comprehensive and strategic approach to sustainability, recommending actions that will engage all members of Brisbane’s community in this journey to protect our environment. A Sustainability Framework was also developed to identify key sustainability principles to be addressed in future Baylands development. 


Brisbane is working towards its environmental goals by implementing sustainable practices in the following areas: