The Blue Heart Sunshine Coast was recognised at the 2020 Cities Power Partnership (CPP) Climate Awards. The project was awarded as the Regional Innovation Project of the Year. This award recognises transformative climate solutions. It acknowledges the Blue Heart's intent to manage climate change impacts.
Blue Heart project is an area of more than 5,000 hectares within the Maroochy River floodplain. This project area is impacted by tidal inundation. With predicted sea level rise, it is expected the area will continue to transition from rural lands to estuarine wetlands. The Blue Heart project seeks to manage this transition in a sustainable manner. The project will also provide positive environmental, economic and recreational outcomes. Learn more about the Blue Heart Project.
The CPP is a national program run by the Climate Council. Sunshine Coast Council, along with 138 other councils, make up the CPP network. Together, these council's are working in partnership to tackle climate change.
Read Council's pledge as a member of the Cities Power Partnership.
- Biodiversity Biodiversity is the variety of all life - plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms. View more
- Waterways and wetlands Waterways and wetlands are our rivers, canals, lakes and water bodies. View more
- Open space Open space is our network of sport and recreation, trails and paths, and nature spaces. View more