As the most biologically-diverse capital in Australia, Brisbane is a green city with a clear commitment to its environment. Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart environmental sustainability program aims to make the city carbon neutral by 2026.
Brisbane has a striking amount of green space – 1,820 parks and reserves. Trees are important to our city’s liveability and our subtropical climate, and Brisbane City Council is committed to planting trees across the city.
Parklands are also an essential component of Brisbane’s appeal, and key green spaces across the city include: the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha – Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens; the City Botanic Gardens – Brisbane’s original botanic gardens; Roma Street Parkland – the world’s largest subtropical garden in a city centre; and South Bank – home to Australia’s only inner-city beach.
National parks on our doorstep
Within one hour of Brisbane are world-class, and often Heritage-listed, national forest and marine parks. To the east is the pristine Moreton Bay Marine Park with some of the world’s largest sand islands, endless beaches and amazing marine life. To the west in the Scenic Rim are numerous national parks with beautiful forests, lakes, valleys, rivers and waterfalls.