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Environmental management


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.

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Enforcement guidelines

Updated guidelines have been released about how the department undertakes enforcement action for non-compliance to legislation.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Last updated
17 February 2015