Sustainable Practices

Sustainability has become a key priority for many businesses, especially those looking to reduce their production waste, save on utility expenditure, and/or boost their reputation.

This sustainability-led change also reflects on growing consumer preferences and sentiment, as well as global policies pushing for products and services with a lower or offset environmental footprint.


Transformation of communities

  • Funding for local councils to develop plans for transition to sustainable and resilient communities.
  • Implement and fund regional transformation plans. 
  • Invest in a low carbon living program. 


Support sustainable industries and business practices 

  • Targeted funding for businesses to purchase technologies that improve sustainable practices.
  • Grants that allow businesses to invest in technologies that accelerate business adoption of improved energy, water and waste usage.  
  • Program support for businesses to scale, diversity and grow sustainable products and services for domestic and international markets


Boost investment in sustainability research and development 

  • Support the development of market for valuing natural capital.
  • Identify and provide funding to high value, high skilled industries for targeted research and development support.
  • Prioritise financial mechanisms that respond to environmental risks. 


Additional ecoBiz investment

  • Longer-term funding commitment with increased coaching and partnership targets.
  • Expansion of funding or use of tax/license fee credits to finance capital investment recommended under the ecoBiz program. 
  • Program funding to support adoption of emerging sustainability enhancing technologies, practices and policies.