Designing buildings that works with our climate and natural environment to create more sustainable, liveable, affordable and resilient spaces.

Our region is undergoing a lot of change as our population grows and their needs change over time. We’re also experiencing a changing climate.

How we plan and design our built environment will have a big impact.

By incorporating principles of sustainability into urban design we can reduce the impacts and create more affordable, responsive and resilient places to live.

To do this, we are:

  • working in partnership with industry, government and our community
  • seeking opportunities to demonstrate good design suited to our subtropical climate
  • increasing awareness of benefits and costs of sustainable design
  • exploring ways to encourage sustainable design
  • recognising leadership in sustainable and good design.