Council commits to program to protect Great Barrier Reef
Gladstone Regional Council is committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef through its partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Reef Guardian Council program.
The innovative Reef Guardian Councils program recognises Council's environmentally sustainable practices and encourages identification of future opportunities and actions that will help to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
The Reef Guardian Council Highlight Report 2016-17 is available here
Council's environmental activities:
- Ecofest - Gladstone Regional Council runs Ecofest each year to celebrate environmental initiatives of businesses and industries to raise awareness on how residents can be more environmentally friendly.
- Earth Hour - Council participates annually in Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative encouraging communities to turn off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on the last Saturday in March.
- Clean Up Australia Day - Gladstone Regional Council helps coordinate Clean Up Australia Day, held on the first Sunday of March, by providing trucks and staff to collect and dispose of the rubbish collected during the day.
- Toad Busters - Council funds an annual program to control cane toads in our region's parks and waterways.
- GREAN - (Gladstone Regional Environmental Advisory Network) consists of community representatives who meet regularly to discuss issues about the region's environment, conservation and biodiversity and makes recommendations to Council on behalf of the community.
For further information on the Reef Guardian Program, click here to access the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/our-partners/reef-guardians