2. A better built environment through sustainable design

Embed sustainable, liveable and affordable design into our built environment.

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.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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