- Landscape and character
- Waterways and wetlands
- Open space
- Flooding and stormwater
- Neighbourhoods and housing
- Social infrastructure
- Sustainable design
- Energy and resources
- Sustainable living
- Adaptation and resilience
Facilities that support the community are our social infrastructure.
It's our social infrastructure that brings people together. It creates a sense of place and supports us to grow and thrive.
Social infrastructure includes:
- community facilities – hall, libraries and cultural spaces
- sport and recreation facilities – pools and indoor sports centres
- facilities to support health and safety – lifeguards, cemeteries and public amenities.
These places enable us to:
- meet friends and family
- attend an event or function
- take part in recreation activities
- engage in creativity and the arts
- access information, services and programs.
Our growing region calls for new facilities. To meet this demand, we must look to smart technologies and partnerships to deliver a high-performance social infrastructure network.
We set the strategic direction for social infrastructure. We provide facilities for community use and sport and recreation. We also work with the Queensland Government to ensure state emergency services.
The Environment and Liveability Strategy has been recognised for planning excellenceThe Queensland winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 have been announced with the strategy taking home an award.
A snapshot of achievements for 2019/20Learn about council's annual environment and liveability achievements.
- Waterways and wetlands Waterways and wetlands are our rivers, canals, lakes and water bodies. View more
- Sustainable design Sustainable design supports healthy, cost effective and functional buildings. View more
- Energy and resources We all use energy and natural resources, yet can do more to reduce our impact on the environment. View more