This factsheet provides tips on accessing information held by State and Federal governments on the environment.Keep reading >
This factsheet outlines the appeal, declaration and enforcement processes under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) (Planning Act) and Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 (Qld) (P&E Court Act).Keep reading >
We at EDO Qld have prepared a template for you to use when writing a submission under the EPBC Act's public comment opportunities. The template is intended to be used as a guide only.
Please customise your response using your knowledge and expertise, relating to the project or action.
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The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is a federal piece of legislation which is designed to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places, listed as Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES).
“Actions” that may potentially have "significant impacts" on MNES must be referred to the federal Environment Minister for assessment and approval before the activity can commence. The public is invited to comment on some of these referrals.
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This factsheet outlines public comment opportunities and possible legal actions arising where a project is referred for federal assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).Keep reading >
EDO Qld's latest community legal factsheet outlines the management of conflict of interest issues in the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).Keep reading >