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The Department of Environment and Science together, with our partners and the community, is working to create a vibrant natural environment.
On 16 November 2022, the World Heritage Convention marks its 50th anniversary. Queensland has five World Heritage areas – more than any other state or territory in Australia.
From 1 December, Reef protection regulations apply for beef cattle graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers in the Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions.
The report highlights the department’s key initiatives and achievements for 2021–2022 including its financial and non-financial performance.
The Queensland Government is investing in our scientific excellence and capability to advance the wellbeing of Queenslanders and to drive a sustainable and thriving economy.
We’re leading the way with a commitment to reach a target of net zero emissions by 2030. Find out how we are taking action.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting young people by investing long-term funding across priority areas such as education, employment, housing, young women and girls, justice, and safety.
Find information and services available for young people to help you succeed in all aspects of life.
A proposed five-year roadmap for action on single-use plastic items has been released.
View our new digital story for an easy to digest view of DES funding for the coming year.
Together with our partners and the community, we’re working to create a vibrant natural environment. Show your support for some of Queensland’s most important environmental initiatives by making a donation.
The first annual report on the SEQ Koala Conservation Strategy is now available. Read about highlights on the delivery of koala conservation actions in South East Queensland.
In partnership with Griffith University, the department wants your feedback on ways the community can participate in koala conservation activities.
View the department's official listing of all public notices and consultations. This information is now published online, rather than in print, in line with new requirements for Queensland Government agencies.
The ten-year Queensland Organic Strategy and Action Plan have been released.
Changes to the way the waste levy operates will take effect from 1 July 2022 to help us reach our goal of becoming a zero-waste society.
Queensland’s Climate Action website is a one-stop-shop showcasing climate action taking place across our state.