Brisbane has been crowned Queensland’s most sustainable city for the second year in a row.
The award celebrates the city’s broad range of green programs.
Chloe Ranford reports.
The Lord Mayor received the sustainability award while opening Brisbane’s latest recycling initiative at the Ferny Grove Waste Transfer Station.
Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “It’s a great honour for Brisbane people and it’s a fact that they have been a part of this whole process. Council can simply create a lead it’s up to the people of Brisbane to then get in behind it.”
Among the city’s green practices praised by judges the council’s low emission bus fleet, a Recycle Art competition and the better Bikeways Program.
Ashley Curwen, Keep Queensland Beautiful: “At the moment Brisbane City is Australia’s single largest purchaser of 100% green energy.”
Brisbane is now in the running to retain its title as Australia’s most Sustainable City.
Ashley Curwen, Keep Queensland Beautiful: “I think Brisbane is a good place to achieve, to come into the top 20 world ranking.”
Australia’s national awards will be held in Brisbane next month.
Chloe Ranford, QUT News.