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 50 notices and consultations.

Open

  • Taylor Cay on Taylor Reef seasonal closure Public notification

    Open
    4 Jan to 31 Mar 2023
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Townsville, Tropical North Queensland

    Access to the beach adjoining Taylor Cay on Taylor Reef (17-064) is prohibited during the seasonal closure period of 10 January to 31 March 2023 to protect roosting and nesting seabirds.

  • Proposed Surat Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project—Environmental Impact Statement Public notice and consultation

    Open
    5 Dec 2022 to 23 Feb 2023
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    Carbon Transport and Storage Corporation (CTSCo) Pty Limited proposes to develop a trial carbon capture and storage project over seven 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.

  • Container refund scheme proposed expansion Consultation

    Open
    13 Dec 2022 to 20 Feb 2023
    Topic
    Environmental initiatives

    We are seeking your feedback on expanding Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, to include additional containers that would be eligible for a refund.

  • Vulcan Coal Mine EA and PRCP amendment application (A-EA-AMD-100175487) Public notice and consultation

    Open
    20 Jan to 20 Feb 2023
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    An application has been received to amend the EA (EA0002912) and PRCP for the Vulcan Coal Mine. The proposed amendment is to add a coal handling and preparation plant, train load-out facility, dedicated rail loop, and small open pit on ML700060, located in Central Queensland, north-west of Dysart.

  • Have your say on the new end of waste (EOW) codes Public notice and consultation

    Open
    18 Nov 2022 to 31 Jan 2023
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

    The department invites submissions to the chief executive about any particular waste for which an EOW code should be prepared under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011. Submissions will help inform the development of future EOW codes where there is strong industry demand. Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

    Related information:

  • Amendments to QPWS-managed areas, endorsed by Governor in Council on 8 December 2022—Subordinate Legislation 2022 No.192 Public notification

    Posted
    21 December 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Amendments to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas including Beerburrum East State Forest, Beerburrum West State Forest, Oakview State Forest, Watalgan State Forest, Conondale National Park, Mount Etna Caves National Park, Oakview National Park, Tuchekoi National Park, and Conondale Resources Reserve.

  • Amendments to QPWS-managed areas, endorsed by Governor in Council on 1 December 2022—Subordinate Legislation 2022 No. 178 Public notification

    Posted
    21 December 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Amendments to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas including D’Aguilar National Park, Lamington National Park, Main Range National Park, and Townsville Town Common Conservation Park.

  • Amendments to QPWS-managed areas, endorsed by Governor in Council on 10 November 2022—Subordinate Legislation 2022 No. 158 Public notification

    Posted
    1 December 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Amendments to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas including Yurol State Forest, Ringtail State Forest, Castle Tower National Park, Conondale National Park, Eungella National Park, Freshwater National Park, Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Mount Walsh National Park, Oakview National Park, Tewantin National Park, Broad Sound Islands Conservation Park, Conondale Conservation Park, Mon Repos Conservation Park, and Conondale Resources Reserve.

Ongoing notifications

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION for graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers in the Burnett Mary region Public notification

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation
    Region
    Bundaberg

    From 1 December 2022, beef cattle graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers will need to follow minimum practice agricultural standards under the Queensland Government’s Reef protection regulations.

    Agricultural advisers must keep records of the tailored advice they provide to producers about the minimum standards.

    Find out more

    For further information or to order an information pack: visit www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations | call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) | or email ESReef@des.qld.gov.au.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION for sugarcane producers and banana growers in the Fitzroy region Public notification

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation
    Region
    Gladstone

    From 1 December 2022, sugarcane producers and banana growers will need to follow minimum practice agricultural standards under the Queensland Government’s Reef protection regulations.

    Reef protection regulations already apply for beef cattle grazing in the Fitzroy region and agricultural advisers must keep records of the tailored advice they provide to producers about the minimum standards.

    Find out more

    For further information or to order an information pack: visit www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations | call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) | or email ESReef@des.qld.gov.au.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION for graziers and banana growers in the Mackay Whitsunday region Public notification

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation
    Region
    Mackay, Whitsundays

    From 1 December 2022, beef cattle graziers and banana growers will need to follow minimum practice agricultural standards under the Queensland Government’s Reef protection regulations.

    Reef protection regulations already apply for sugarcane production in the Mackay Whitsunday region and agricultural advisers must keep records of the tailored advice they provide to producers about the minimum standards.

    Find out more

    For further information or to order an information pack: visit www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations | call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) | or email ESReef@des.qld.gov.au.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION for banana growers in the Burdekin region Public notification

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation
    Region
    Townsville

    From 1 December 2022, banana growers will need to follow minimum practice agricultural standards under the Queensland Government’s Reef protection regulations.

    Reef protection regulations already apply for sugarcane production and beef cattle grazing in the Burdekin region and agricultural advisers must keep records of the tailored advice they provide to producers about the minimum standards.

    Find out more

    For further information or to order an information pack: visit www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations | call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) | or email ESReef@des.qld.gov.au.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION for graziers in the Wet Tropics region Public notification

    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation
    Region
    Tropical North Queensland

    From 1 December 2022, beef cattle graziers will need to follow minimum practice agricultural standards under the Queensland Government’s Reef protection regulations.

    Reef protection regulations already apply for sugarcane production and banana growing in the Wet Tropics region and agricultural advisers must keep records of the tailored advice they provide to producers about the minimum standards.

    Find out more

    For further information or to order an information pack: visit www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations | call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) | or email ESReef@des.qld.gov.au.

  • 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

  • Draft end of waste code—Silica Fumes Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    12 January 2023 5pm
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

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

    Related information:

  • Cairncross Dock and Finishing Wharf — Queensland Heritage Register application Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    23 December 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): 650279 Cairncross Dock and Finishing Wharf, 405 & 405B Thynne Road, Morningside.

  • Queensland Youth Strategy consultation Consultation

    Closed
    25 November 2022 5pm
    Topic
    Youth

    The Queensland Youth Strategy is open for consultation until 5pm 25 November 2022. The strategy will guide how young people, stakeholders and government can work together to ensure Queensland’s youth have the support they need for a brighter future. A range of in-person and online feedback options will provide opportunities for young people, the community and stakeholders to share their ideas, opinions and feedback. Visit the Queensland Government website for more information and to have your say.

  • Surfers Paradise Road Closures – Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response Public notification

    Closed
    25 November 2022
    Topic
    Youth
    Region
    Gold Coast

    Due to the temporary population increase in central Surfers Paradise during Schoolies week, road closures are needed to ensure the safety of all pedestrians.

    Residents who cannot access their building during the closures will be offered alternative car parking.

  • Byfield National Park and Conservation Park Public notification

    Closed
    25 November 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    The Department of Environment and Science (Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service) notification about stock on Byfield National Park and Byfield Conservation Park.

  • Draft end of waste code—Blast Furnace Slag Public notification

    Closed
    18 November 2022
    Topic
    Environmental licensing and regulation

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

    Related information:

  • Public notice of revocation proposals under section 33 of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    9 November 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Section 33 Nature Conservation Act 1992 change of class proposal – public notice pursuant to section 173Q of the Nature Conservation Act 1992; and seeking views in consideration for amendments under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Forestry Act 1959 in consideration of the Human Rights Act 2019, including Aboriginal peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural rights.

  • 6 October 2022 – Notice of aerial baiting program for feral pigs on Conway National Park, Dryander National Park, Dryander State Forest and Dryander Forest Reserve Public notification

    Closed
    7 November 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Whitsundays

    The Department of Environment and Science is undertaking an aerial baiting program on 6 October 2022.

    Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) meat baits will be used to control feral pigs on Conway National Park (Lot 43 on NPW1144 and Lot 1 on NPW1145), Dryander National Park (Lot 24 on AP19346), Dryander State Forest (Lot 432 on AP19346) and Dryander Forest Reserve (Lot 5 on AP19346).

    Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted within the protected areas. Steps must be taken to ensure domestic dogs do not gain access to the 1080 baits or poisoned animals. Neighbours should restrain dogs and other domestic animals during baiting programs.

  • Consultation on proposed Amendments to the forestry and protected area estates Consultation

    Closed
    4 November 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 is seeking views in consideration of the Human Rights Act 2019, including Aboriginal peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural rights.

  • Have your say on proposed changes to the Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    23 October 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast

    The Department of Environment and Science invites you to provide feedback on proposed changes to the zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park.

    If you are interested in the future management of the Great Sandy Marine Park or visit or use the marine park, it’s important for you to have your say by midnight Sunday 23 October 2022.

  • Public notice of revocation proposals pursuant to section 30 and 32 of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    7 October 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Section 30 and 32 Nature Conservation Act 1992 Revocation Proposals – 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.

  • Notification to potential stock owners, Curtis Island Public notification

    Closed
    4 October 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Gladstone

    Any potential owners of stock (including horses) on Curtis Island National Park, Curtis Island Conservation Park and South End Conservation Park, Curtis Island State Forest must make a claim of ownership of their stock within 14 business days from Thursday 22 September 2022.

  • Amendments to QPWS-managed protected areas, endorsed by Governor in Council on 4 August 2022—Subordinate Legislation 2022 No. 103 Public notification

    Closed
    26 September 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Amendments to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas including Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park and Cangen-Yangan Indigenous Joint Management Area.

  • Amendments to QPWS-managed areas, endorsed by Governor in Council on 30 June 2022—Subordinate Legislation 2022 No. 92 Public notification

    Closed
    26 September 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife

    Amendments to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas including Byfield State Forest, Pelion Forest Reserve, Tumoulin Forest Reserve, Cape Upstart National Park, Eungella National Park, Porcupine Gorge National Park and Bakers Creek Conservation Park.

  • Sale of seized cattle from Olkola and Alwal National Parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) Public notification

    Closed
    19 September 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Tropical North Queensland

    QPWS Northern Region has recently implemented a seizure of stray cattle on Olkola and Alwal NPS (CYPAL). Olkola Aboriginal Corporation have applied for a permit to muster unclaimed stray stock remaining on the parks after neighbours have mustered their stock. In accordance with the Nature Conservation Act (Protected Areas Management) Regulations 2017, QPWS must publish a notice advising of the sale (see relevant section below). The seized cattle cannot be sold within 20 business days of this notice being published.

  • Consultation on proposed amendments to the protected areas estate Consultation

    Closed
    5 September 2022
    Topic
    Queensland parks and wildlife
    Region
    Tropical North Queensland

    The Department is proposing changes to the protected areas estate including redescription of an existing national park and dedication of joint managed national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) south of Bamaga.

  • Anzac Park Memorial Pool (formerly the site of The Returned Soldiers’ Memorial Baths)—Heritage Register application Public notice and consultation

    Closed
    8 August 2022 5pm
    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): 650278 Anzac Park Memorial Pool (formerly the site of The Returned Soldiers’ Memorial Baths), 19 Quay Street, Bundaberg.

  • Consultation on proposed Amendments to the forestry and protected area estates Consultation

    Closed
    6 August 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.

  • Independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stakeholder consultation Consultation

    Closed
    22 July 2022 11.59pm
    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.

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

    Closed
    20 June 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.

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

    Closed
    4 June 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

    Closed
    30 May 2022 5pm
    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.

  • 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—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:

  • 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:

  • 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.

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