Public notices and consultations

This page provides the official list of the department’s consultations and statutory public notices (those that are open for feedback); statutory notifications (those that are for information only); and links to key topics with ongoing notifications.

In 2021, amendments to the Financial Accountability Act 2009 require Queensland Government agencies to publish information, public notices and advertising required by State law online. This is a change from the previous requirement to publish in print.

While there are some exemptions to the online publishing measure, allowing for print publication in limited circumstances, a corresponding online listing will also be published on this page.

Listing 20 notices and consultations.

Open

  • Independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stakeholder consultation Consultation

    Open
    24 May to 22 Jul 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Expert stakeholder consultation is under way about the possible establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Queensland. The consultation seeks to understand the views and needs of stakeholders about the future of environmental regulation in Queensland.

  • Consultation on proposed amendments to the protected area estate and indigenous joint management areas Public notice and consultation

    Open
    6 May to 4 Jun 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    The Department of Environment and Science is proposing to make amendments to the protected area estate and indigenous joint management areas and seeking views in consideration of the Human Rights Act 2019, including Aboriginal peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural rights.

  • LEUT Bedwell’s Hydrographic Survey Bench Mark—Heritage Register application Public notice and consultation

    Open
    29 Apr to 30 May 2022
    Topic
    Heritage

    An application has been received for the entry in the Queensland Heritage Register of the following as a State Heritage Place: Heritage Register Number (HRN): 650277 LEUT Bedwell’s Hydrographic Survey Bench Mark, Bayswater Court, Sandstone Point.

  • Aboriginal Land Act 1991
    Notice of Minister’s Intention to Appoint Grantee
    Public notification

    Posted
    20 May 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Tropical North Queensland

    Thayanaku Land Dealing – Advertisement of Proposed Grantee

    The Department of Environment and Science is advertising the Minister’s intent to appoint a proposed grantee for land under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991.

  • Climate action survey Consultation

    Posted
    27 September 2021
    Topic
    Environmental initiatives

    What actions are Queenslanders taking to reduce emissions and build resilience at home and in the community.

Ongoing notifications

  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Public notification Consultation

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    You can have your say during the draft terms of reference (TOR) and environmental impact statement (EIS) public notification periods for current EIS projects.

  • Environmental authority applications Consultation

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    View a listing of all current environmental authority application or amendment applications and documents that include public notification as part of the assessment by the department. When specific applications are open for submission they will be listed on this page.

  • Park alerts Public notification

    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions for our national parks and forests.

Recently closed

  • Proposed Surat Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project—Draft terms of reference Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    23 May 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Carbon Transport and Storage Corporation (CTSCo) Pty Limited proposes to develop a trial carbon capture and storage project over five years to demonstrate the effective permanent storage of captured carbon dioxide within an area covered by greenhouse gas exploration permit EPQ10, near Moonie in southern Queensland.

  • Arrow Energy environmental authority amendment application (EA0001401) Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    12 May 2022 4.30pm
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Arrow Energy has applied to amend its existing EA for the petroleum lease site (tenure number PL253), known as Hopeland, near Chinchilla. The application will expand the proponent’s existing coal seam gas activities and proposes an additional 55 wells, gathering pipelines and other associated activities.

  • April 2022 section 30 and 32 Nature Conservation Act 1992 Revocation Proposals Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    4 May 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    The Department of Environment and Science gives public notice pursuant to Section 173Q of the Nature Conservation Act 1992, and seeking views in consideration of the Human Rights Act 2019, including Aboriginal peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural rights.

  • Consultation on proposed amendments to the forestry and protected area estates Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    2 May 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    The Department of Environment and Science is proposing to make a number of amendments to the forestry and protected area estates and seeking views in consideration of the Human Rights Act 2019, including Aboriginal peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural rights.

  • Draft end of waste code—Amorphous Silica Powder Public notification

    Closed
    21 February 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Make a submission to the chief executive about the draft end of waste (EOW) code for Amorphous Silica Powder. All submissions received during the consultation period will be considered before deciding whether or not to make the EOW codes.

    Related information:

  • Draft end of waste code—Anaerobic Digestion Digestate Public notification

    Closed
    21 February 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Make a submission to the chief executive about the draft end of waste (EOW) code for Anaerobic Digestion Digestate. All submissions received during the consultation period will be considered before deciding whether or not to make the EOW codes.

    Related information:

  • Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Draft Management Plan and Resource Information—Community survey Consultation

    Closed
    18 February 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Outback Queensland, Tropical North Queensland

    The department worked with the Waanyi People to co-design a draft management plan for the Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. The draft plan sets out a cooperative management approach for looking after Country and culture. Community members are invited to put forward their views on the draft plan by completing the online survey.

  • Independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigation Consultation

    Closed
    6 February 2022
    Topic
    Environmental initiatives

    The Queensland Government has committed to investigating and consulting on the possible establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Agency, to protect our environment, provide greater certainty for investment, and support economic recovery.

    Related information:

  • Submissions for new end of waste codes Consultation

    Closed
    31 January 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Submissions are invited on the development of new EOW codes under s. 160 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011. Feedback received will help inform the development of future EOW codes where there is strong industry demand.

    Related information:

  • Single use plastics survey Consultation

    Closed
    28 January 2022
    Topic
    Environmental initiatives

    Queensland’s ban on single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates, bowls with lids and cutlery, and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups started on 1 September 2021. We’re interested in your feedback on a proposal to expand the ban to include other single-use plastic items.

  • Reef regulations updates Consultation

    Closed
    20 January 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Small administrative updates are proposed to the minimum practice agricultural standards for beef cattle grazing and sugarcane and banana cultivation, and the prescribed methodology for sugarcane cultivation. These updates will make the requirements easier to understand.

  • Proposed protected area – Forest Reserves – public notice required pursuant to Section 70K of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    26 November 2021
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Mackay, Tropical North Queensland

    The Department of Environment and Science gives notice of the proposed dedication of Pelion Forest Reserve as part of Eungella National Park and Tumoulin Forest Reserve as the new Tumoulin National Park.