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 29 notices and consultations.

Open

  • 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

    Open
    30 Sep to 7 Nov 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.

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

    Open
    23 Sep to 23 Oct 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

    Open
    9 Sep to 7 Oct 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.

Ongoing notifications

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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