The ongoing prosperity of Queensland communities requires careful planning and management. Sustainable practices that enable economic growth without compromising the state’s natural environment is necessary.

Local councils are responsible for managing land, energy and water resources while also ensuring social and economic vitality. Sustainably managing these resources, amidst population growth, resource limitations and climate change, is a significant challenge for councils.

Councils require long-term social and environmental strategies to respond to these challenges and build positive outcomes to sustain Queensland communities.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess the effectiveness and economy of local council’s social and environmental sustainability strategies. 

Who we might audit
  • Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Selected local councils.
Parliamentary Committee
Economics and Governance Committee
Audit status
Anticipated tabling: to be advised