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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a concept that the global community has become increasingly familiar with during the past decade.  Continued media coverage on climate change, population growth and peak oil has driven a keen interest among Australians to better understand sustainability.

Noosa Council acknowledges that one of the most recognised definitions of sustainability is to "...meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Commission, 1987).

Consistent with Noosa Council’s Corporate Plan where “custodianship of the Noosa environment” and a “sustainable Council” are integral, environmental sustainability is critical to the future development of Noosa.