Brisbane City Council has claimed the title of Queensland’s most sustainable city for the second year running.

Brisbane scored highly in all eight areas of focus to take out the title of Keep Queensland Beautiful Cleaner Cities Award. The areas of focus included: Community Action and Partnerships, Litter Prevention, Resource Recovery and Waste Management, Environmental Innovation and Protection, Water Conservation, Energy Innovation, Heritage and Culture and Young Legends.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says that Brisbane City Council is working hard to not only look after the city now but to ensure it has a cleaner and greener future.

“Council is committed to ensuring Brisbane is looking its best now, and for generations to come, and we are undertaking a diverse range of innovative projects to continue on this journey with residents and visitors,” says Cr Quirk.

Cr Quirk said the award recognised a range of council initiatives currently in place to drive down waste and encourage others to think green.

“Council is leading the way when it comes to sustainable practices, and several of these were recognised as part of the award including Brisbane’s low emission bus fleet, Recycle Art Competition, and Better Bikeways Program,” he said.

The accolade means that Brisbane will be able fight to retain it’s title as Australia’s Most Sustainable City in the national competition held next month.

The National ceremony will be held on home soil this year with the event taking place at City Hall on Friday November 13.