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Towards a Net Zero
Magnetic Island (Yunbenun)

What is the Climate Action Strategy?

In February 2024 MICDA obtained a grant of $595,350 from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF). The goal of this grant is to accelerate community climate action projects for Magnetic Island, by inviting residents and businesses to be involved and to 'take action'.

Enery and Waste: What can you do?

Firstly, are you a:

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So that we can direct you to the correct information, please click on either Resident or Business above.

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What can I do about my Energy use and savings?

If you are interested in becoming more energy efficient, we have great hints and actions that you can take on NOW to make your home use less power and save money.


QUICK READ: How to use energy more efficiently in your home.

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Where do I go to talk about solar panels and/or batteries for my home?

If you are thinking about solar panels and/or batteries for your home, our Energy Group, Totally Renewable Magnetic (TRM) has created information specific to Magnetic Island residents. Members of TRM are happy to talk to you about your specific needs or questions.

QUICK READ: Simplified Solar

For more information about Energy for your residence, simply enter your details into the form at the bottom of this page.

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What can I do to about my household Waste and recycling?

Zero Waste Magnetic Island has an excellent website with information on where, what, why, and how to recycle and reduce your waste on our Island. Local community members, with the help of experts at Townsville City Council and Plastic Free NQ, have created this Island-focused resource. 

QUICK READ: Where, what, why and how to recyle

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Where do I go to talk about my household Waste and recycling?

Members of Zero Waste have a stall at the Magnetic Island Markets in Horseshoe Bay every second Sunday, so please feel free to talk to them, and get practical advice and ideas to reduce, recycle and reuse your waste.

For more information about Waste and recycling for your residence, simply enter your details into the form at the bottom of this page.

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I'm a business owner on Magnetic Island, what can I do?

The Climate Action Project has a strong focus on business, and how businesses can save money and energy consumption, as well as reducing and recycling waste.


There are part-time Business Advisors available for consultation through TRM (Energy) and Zero Waste Magnetic Island. The Advisors are available to work with Magnetic Island businesses free of charge, until October 2025. 


If you would like to chat to one of advisors to find out more, please fill in your details at the bottom of this page. We will have more information for businesses coming soon!


Electricity prices


Why are electricity prices high and what does this mean for Magnetic Island households and businesses?

Why did prices increase? Wholesale energy costs are estimated to increase significantly due to several factors, including:

  • Higher gas and coal prices faced by generators, principally due to the war in Ukraine.

  • Uncertainties associated with the availability and reliability of coal‐fired power plants in Queensland, and,

  • Other costs that have contributed to increases in notified prices include higher costs for retailers and higher network costs for most customer groups.

What does that mean for Magnetic Island households and businesses?

The following chart shows energy usage data by postcode 4819 as at 30 March 2023.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: Where are we at?

So we can work out where we want to go with our Climate Action Strategy, we need to know where we are right now.

What is our community doing right now?

To help us to become more sustainable, Zero Waste Magnetic Island and Totally Renewable Magnetic (TRM) are keen to know your thoughts about Magnetic Island’s waste generation and energy use.

Please help us by taking a few minutes to share your views. THE SURVEY should take no longer than 5 minutes.


This Survey deadline is 30 June 2024.

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What happens next?

We will be holding events like workshops, information sessions etc., conducting surveys, from time to time. Please see the news tab and like the MICDA Facebook page.

Information about Energy/Waste initiatives relevant to businesses, ideas, reports will be provided from time to time in the Climate Action News tab.

If you would like to become involved, or for more information, please complete the form below:

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Thanks for getting in touch.

Email inquiries

Energy only

Contact Joe Niven or Stephen Rodan at: 


Waste only or Waste and Energy

Contact Aniko Papp at:

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The Community Climate Action Project for Magnetic Island (Yunbenun) is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.


Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date!

Our Partners:

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