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Discover how we are protecting the Gold Coast's natural environment - our spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, bushland and waterways - and how you can help.

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Gold Coast environment

Our city is one of the most biodiverse in Australia with approximately 50.39 per cent of its land covered in native vegetation. The City of Gold Coast is also home to World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests and the Ramsar Convention-listed coastal wetlands of southern Moreton Bay.

We have an extensive range of unique and precious natural landscapes and wildlife habitats, from our hinterland ranges to our coasts and wetlands.

These local ecosystems face pressures from social and economic development, and from climate change. In response, the City is working to protect our landscapes and wildlife, recognising the critical importance of healthy natural environments in shaping a strong and sustainable future.

Discover what we're doing to protect our precious environment and explore how you can play an active part.

Community partnership and education

Take action, get involved or learn something new.

Planning for our environment

Learn about how we develop policies and strategies to protect our city’s biodiversity.

Protecting landscapes

Discover what we are doing to protect and manage our coast, bushland, parks and reserves, catchments, waterways and native vegetation, including tree removal and related requirements.

Protecting wildlife

Learn about the native wildlife on the Gold Coast, what we are doing to protect our threatened species and how you can help.

Sustainable living

Learn how simple it is to live more sustainably by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Water and sewerage

Find out more about our water supply and sewerage services, and your water and sewerage rate notice.

Waste and recycling

Explore how we are managing waste and working towards a sustainable future through waste reduction, recovery and recycling.

Disaster management

Be prepared in times of severe flood, storm, bushfire, cyclone and other emergencies.

Enjoy the environment

Explore the natural side of the Gold Coast and enjoy our beaches, open spaces and hinterland.

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Explore the Gold Coast's botanical diversity, from the mangroves to the mountains, all on one site in the heart of the city.

City Jobs - Greening Officer

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