Environment - Choose Brisbane



Brisbane is a unique city, defined by its subtropical climate and diverse natural environment. The curving Brisbane River, waterways that crisscross our suburbs, beautiful bushland and rolling hills make it one of the most biodiverse capital cities in Australia.

Brisbane City Council  is committed to protecting its natural environment for the future prosperity of the city and to achieve council's long-term vision for our clean, green city. Council works hard to preserve the lifestyle and environment that makes Brisbane such a great place to live, work and play. 

Green space

Brisbane's public open spaces make our city one of Australia's best places to live and work. Our parks, open spaces and streetscapes provide valued visual, ecological, recreational, heritage and cultural amenity to benefit the city.

Brisbane has an extensive and expanding network of over 2000 parks, currently covering more than 6000 hectares in urban parks and more than 8000 hectares in conservation reserves.

Parklands are an essential component of Brisbane’s appeal. Key green spaces across the city include: 

  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha 
  • City Botanic Gardens 
  • Roma Street Parkland 
  • South Bank