Central Queensland’s Sustainability Strategy 2030 (CQSS2030)  is a roadmap complete with directions to guide us on our journey towards the level of sustainable practice we need to achieve by 2030.

Our motivation for this journey is twofold. Firstly, to keep our current and future lifestyles safe and secure, we must protect the natural assets which give us life thereby, safeguarding our health, wealth and, wellbeing. Secondly, we are morally bound to cease unsustainable habits, replacing them with actions that have a neutral or beneficial impact as responsible local players who believe in global sustainability for the greater good.

Something to look forward to on this journey is an increase of solidarity created when individuals work towards a common goal.

Central Queensland is an important part of a much bigger picture. What we do in our backyard impacts people, communities, businesses and economies far beyond our own. That’s why CQSS2030 supports and guides regional plans and strategies, and reflects state, federal and global priorities. It outlines what we need to do to help achieve targets set by international agreements and, State and Federal plans.

You can explore what CQSS2030 supports and protects in our region by clicking on the links below.

 

Places and species of international significance

Why is CQSS2030 so important?

Put simply – we all want a healthy and prosperous future, and protecting our natural environment is the surest way to safeguard our communities, lifestyles, businesses, economy and personal wellbeing in the long term.

Our natural environment provides many obvious and hidden services that allow us to grow nutritious food, breathe clean air and enjoy the lifestyles we do today. If we don’t look after our environment, it won’t be able to support us.

 ‘What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on the planet.’
Sir David Attenborough

The CQSS2030 Region

What is CQSS2030?

CQSS2030 (this website) reflects what central Queensland’s community wants for our region now and into the future, and the actions we need to take to ensure our environment is in a state fit to keep supplying what we want and need. Based on the best available science, CQSS2030 outlines what we can do individually and collectively to achieve shared goals and critical targets, and outlines what our environment needs to look like, be and do in order to support a healthy region now and in the future.

How can I use the CQSS2030?

  1. LEARN what needs to be done and how you can make a difference
  2. PLAN personal and business activities that lessen threats and negative impacts
  3. LEVERAGE information in it to help attract funding and investment
  4. GUIDE and inform others who can help look after our region

 

On-ground Action

Old Guys Restoring Ecosystems (OGREs): Mt Etna Conservation

Old Guys Restoring Ecosystems (OGREs): Mt Etna Conservation

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Marine Monitoring Program for In-shore Water Quality

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Marine Monitoring Program for In-shore Water Quality

Cotton Australia: Grants to boost cotton farm water efficiency and sustainability

Cotton Australia: Grants to boost cotton farm water efficiency and sustainability

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Fitzroy Water Quality Program

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Fitzroy Water Quality Program

Brigalow Catchment Study: Monitoring Fitzroy Grazing Management Practices

Brigalow Catchment Study: Monitoring Fitzroy Grazing Management Practices