- Green engineering pilot driven by new market-based mechanism for nutrient management
A green engineering pilot uses river restoration to achieve a better water quality outcome, while delivering cost savings, through the new voluntary market-based mechanism available for licensed point source operators.
- Enforcement guidelines
Updated guidelines have been released about how the department undertakes enforcement action for non-compliance to legislation.
- Gladstone environmental monitoring program
The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that the Gladstone region can continue its role as a key economic base with a sustainable and healthy environment.
- Queensland Planning Reforms
The Queensland Government has reformed its planning and development system to consolidate the State’s planning interests.
The changes include commencement of a single State Planning Policy (SPP) and establishment of a State Assessment Referral Agency (SARA).
- Fitzroy Basin mine water release pilot expanded
To address legacy mine water issues, the mine water release pilot has been expanded to all mines in the Fitzroy Basin during the 2013–14 wet season.
- New Regulatory Strategy
The Regulatory Strategy outlines the long-term vision for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's regulatory, compliance and enforcement activities.
- Littering and illegal dumping is wrong
Now when you see illegally dumped rubbish or someone littering, you can report it online. See it – report it – stop it.
- Environmental disaster recovery
The State’s environment can be impacted by disasters ranging from cyclones and flooding to oil spills. Recovery from such events may involve restoring and regenerating biodiversity and ecosystems, natural resources, cultural heritage, and more.
- New requirements for people to notify of environmental harm
The duty to notify is a legal requirement ensuring that the appropriate authorities are made aware of incidents of material or serious environmental harm, and that action can be taken to minimise the extent of that harm.