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Gold Coast natural environment

We have one of Australia's most biodiverse cities. Let's explore, celebrate and work together to protect it for the future.

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Gold Coast environment

The Gold Coast is one of the most biodiverse cities in Australia.

We are working to protect our landscapes and wildlife, recognising the critical importance of healthy natural environments in shaping a strong and sustainable future.

Explore our environment

Explore

Explore our beautiful environment and a range of amazing nature experiences.

Explore our environment
Celebrate our environment

Celebrate

Learn about our environment, get involved with our community partnerships or find ways to live sustainably.

Celebrate our environment
Protect our landscapes

Protect landscapes

Discover how we're protecting landscapes; find free resources and programs to join us.

Protect our landscapes
Contribute to our koala fund

Support the koala fund

Make a voluntary contribution to Australia’s first dedicated koala fund to help protect our local population.

Contribute to our koala fund
Planning for our environment

Plan for our environment

See how we’re protecting nature, through Our Natural City Strategy.

Planning for our environment
Protect our wildlife

Protect wildlife

Learn how we are protecting our threatened species and how you can join us.

Protect our wildlife
Water and sewerage

Water and sewerage

Find out about our waste collection service; learn about recycling and waste reduction initiatives.

Water and sewerage
City Waste and recycling

Waste and recycling

Learn about our water supply, long term water release plan and sewerage services.

Waste and recycling
Disaster management

Disaster management

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

Disaster management

We recognise our partners - government, business, research institutions and landowners - who contribute year round to protecting our natural city. We’re committed and recognise our environment as vitally important for our future economy, lifestyle, health and happiness:

  • contributing $38 million for Our Natural City Strategy (2017-2020)
  • striving for 51 per cent native vegetation cover
  • maintaining 13,000 hectares of City-owned natural areas
  • managing revegetation, weed control and bushfire
  • undertaking koala conservation, private land partnerships and community volunteer programs
  • taking part in land protection and collaborative research.

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