How Queenslanders are benefitting from climate action

  • 14% emissions reduction since 2005 creating a healthier and cleaner environment for Queenslanders.
  • Three islands are now 100% powered by renewables through the $25 million Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Fund.
  • Today Queensland leads the country in rooftop solar, with 5 of the top 10 solar postcodes in Australia.
  • Doomadgee, Mapoon, Pormpuraaw and Northern Peninsula Area communities have received remote solar systems saving thousands off their energy bills.
  • $92m through the Land Restoration Fund’s 2020 Investment Round, supporting projects from the southern border to Cape York.
  • Queensland has 5,000 megawatts of clean energy projects today (operational, under construction and financially committed)—representing $9.9 billion in investment and 7000 construction jobs.
  • Up to 90% of waste is being diverted from landfill on multiple island resorts through the $25 million Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program.
  • 48 Local Councils out of 77 preparing to manage climate risk through the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils Program.
  • 31 electric vehicle fast-charging sites with 18 more to come.
  • More than 800 schools across Queensland are receiving solar panels and energy efficiency upgrades as part of the $168 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools Program.
  • $20m for a Hydrogen Training Centre of Excellence at Beenleigh.
  • ecoBiz participants are saving 23% off their waste bills, 19% on their energy bills and 15% on their water bills.