Sustainable Housing

What is sustainable housing about?

A sustainable home is more than just a catch phrase. It is a comfortable, low-impact, modern, money-saving investment in your future. A sustainable home responds to its climate and surrounding environment. It uses water, electricity, and other resources more efficiently which results in a cheaper to run and less wasteful home.

There are many different definitions for "sustainable", which can get confusing. The term originally applied to natural resource use with a long term focus. Today, it applies to many disciplines and aspects of life.

We host a series of factsheets and links that have been developed specifically for tropical Northern Queensland.

Contact Us

Further advice and direction to specific information regarding building, buying or renovating sustainably in tropical North Queensland can be obtained by contacting Planning and Development on 13 48 10.

An initiative of the Townsville City Council