Sustainability & Environment
Environmental Services protects Townsville's natural environments and spearheads Council's sustainability initiatives. Explore the hidden worlds of sustainability, Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Land Management and Recycling.
Townsville has been listed in The Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories by Green Destinations.
Every year, the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories competition collects Good Practice Stories from destinations all over the world to be shared as inspiring examples to others, from tourism professionals to travellers.
Townsville was picked for our on-ground action to protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area while creating new environmental business in the transformation of a regional city.
View our sustainable housing information kit, learn how to save energy and water and read our case studies.
Council has a range of programs that assist us in ensuring sustainability of our waterways and coastal areas.
Townsville City Council offers free Eco-Catchment Education Tours to schools, TAFE, university groups, businesses and the community.
The Townsville City Council local government area includes 180km of coastline stretching from Cungulla Beach to Crystal Creek.
The Ecosophy Garden was created to reinvigorate and beautify a prominent city garden bed while also showcasing a pollinator supportive garden.