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Sustainable Streets Program

Check out the 'Sustainable Streets doco' which can be borrowed from local libraries.


Byron Shire Council's 'Sustainable Streets' program aims to foster community-inspired sustainable behaviour change at a neighbourhood level. The program consists of regular neighbourhood gatherings and sustainability education workshops on topics, including:

  • organic gardening
  • bush-friendly backyards
  • rainwater harvesting
  • solar power and energy efficiency
  • ethical shopping
  • green cleaning and
  • cooking with local produce 


In each participating neighbourhood, residents get together for sustainability workshops and build bonds in the neighbourhood, whilst raising points to fund their own local sustainability project!

Currently the following neighbourhoods across Byron and Tweed Shire Councils have participated in the Sustainable Streets program:

  • Brunswick Heads
  • Mullumbimby
  • South Golden Beach   
  • Mullum Creek
  • Murwillumbah
  • Cabarita Beach
  • Uki.


Overall, the project helped generate reductions across the following neighbourhoods:

Sustainable Streets Results

Street Energy Water Eco Footprint
South Golden Beach 5.0% decrease 43.0% decrease 5.5% decrease
Uki 13.0% decrease 23.0% decrease 14.5% decrease
Mullumbimby Creek 13.5% decrease 62.0% decrease 21.0% decrease
Cabarita 26.0% decrease 23.0% decrease

20.5% decrease

Brunswick Heads 12.3% decrease 41.5% decrease

15.3% decrease 

Congratulations on the great results! Download the detailed summary report.

 Brunswick Heads Sustainable Streets

Brunswick Heads was the latest community in Byron Shire to join Council’s free Sustainable Streets program.


Sustainable Streets aims to empower residents with sustainable living tips, while providing the tools for residents to reduce their utility bills and build connections in the neighbourhood.


Download the Brunswick Heads Sustainable Streets Newsletters below:

It is hoped that additional streets will be launched in the future. If you’re interested in being involved, contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 6626 7305.

Don't Delay - Sustainability Is Only Your Street Away!