Healthy Communities

Our Successes

Saving the Condamine from a feedlot

30 November, 2012

The disastrous Queensland floods of 2011 turned a proposed feedlot site on the Condamine River floodplain in southern Queensland into a lake. If a group of local landholders, assisted with advice from EDO Qld, had not stopped the development by challenging it in court, large volumes of toxic, high-nutrient wastes would have contaminated the river and nearby wetlands. 

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Our Successes

Saving a bushland ridge at Seventeen Mile Rocks

04 May, 2012

In the outer southwest suburbs of Brisbane there is just one ridgeline above the Brisbane River that is still covered with remnant native bush. That ridge was protected because a local community group had the gumption to challenge a proposed development in court, represented by EDO Qld.

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Past Court Cases

Yeronga Park planning appeal

23 November, 2007

EDO Qld represented Ruth Woods in a successful planning appeal run jointly with other objectors to a development approval for a football field in a Brisbane park. This case is an example of what can be achieved by a motivated and well-organised community group.

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