The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No.2) 2013 (the Bill) proposes two backwards changes to the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) (NCA).
- The changes in the Bill will allow for uses which aren’t ‘ecologically sustainable’ in protected areas. Given that national parks are less than 5% of Queensland this unacceptably threatens biodiversity; and
- The Bill removes key opportunities for public participation in the management of our protected areas. This reduces transparency and accountability in the management of our protected areas.
EDO Qld made a submission on this Bill on Friday 13 Sept.