Ecotourism in national parks – A bad development?

28 March, 2019

Plans to encourage ecotourism in the state’s national parks have provoked alarm among the community, and concerns it could lead to inappropriate development that may jeopardise our most precious natural areas.

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Access to Justice

The community’s Mining and Coal Seam Gas Handbook

26 August, 2013

To help everyone understand the relevant laws, EDO QLD created  handbook Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland in X.  Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.”

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Recent legislative changes

06 June, 2013

Queensland Law ReformThe Queensland Government has released their draft State Planning Policy for public comment until the 12th of June. The single policy is intended to replace all existing policies. The draft SPP identifies the state's interests in planning and development and how these are to be dealt with in planning instruments, council development assessment processes and in designating land for community infrastructure. A copy of the draft SPP and details on how to provide feedback is located at...........

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Nature & the Reef

Saving Lot 402, Bribie Island

30 November, 2012

A beautiful mosaic of eucalypt, tea-tree and banksia forest, paperbark wetland and wallum heath on Bribie Island once classified as Lot 402 is now national park. It would have been paved over by now if it weren’t for environmentalists prepared to fight for it in court, assisted by advice from EDO Qld.

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