Consultation on proposed amendments to the forestry and protected area estates

The amendments to be made are as follows:

Tenure Local Government Area Details of proposal

Byfield State Forest

Livingstone Shire

Redescribe the entirety of the state forest as:

  • lot 865 on AP23644, containing an area of about 23,131.0938 hectares, about 60 kilometres north of Rockhampton within the localities of Byfield and Weerriba.

Pelion Forest Reserve

Mackay Regional

Dedicate the forest reserve as:

  • part of Eungella National Park. Pelion Forest Reserve is described as lot 1 on AP19320, containing an area of 2,160 hectares, about 54km west of Mackay within the localities of Eungella Hinterland and Finch Hatton.

Tumoulin Forest Reserve

Tablelands Regional

Dedicate the forest reserve as:

  • the new Tumoulin National Park described as lot 1 on AP19292, containing an area of 1,877 hectares, about 80km north-west of Ravenshoe within the localities of Evelyn, Ravenshoe and Tumoulin.

Cape Upstart National Park

Whitsunday Regional

Redescribe the entirety of the national park as:

  • lots 1 to 3 on AP23638, containing an area of about 8,555.76 hectares, about 50 kilometres north-west of Bowen within the localities of Coral Sea and Guthalungra.

Porcupine Gorge National Park

Mount Isa City

Redescribe the entirety of the national park as:

  • lot 2 on AP23649, containing an area of about 5,221.59 hectares, about 275 kilometres south-west of Townsville within the locality of Porcupine.

Bakers Creek Conservation Park

Mackay Regional

Redescribe the conservation park as:

  • lots 1 and 2 on AP23759, containing an area of about 448.7 hectares, about 8 kilometres south of Mackay within the localities of McEwens Beach and Paget.

Beau Vallon Nature Refuge

Noosa Shire

Declare an area described as:

  • part of lot 2 on RP226372, containing an area of about 26.32 hectares, as the new Beau Vallon Nature Refuge, shown on plan PA1105, about 22 kilometres north-west of Tewantin within the locality of Pinbarren.

Gillies Ridge Nature Refuge

Scenic Rim

Declare an area described as:

  • part of lot 141 on plan WD416, containing an area of about 18.77 hectares, as the new Gillies Ridge Nature Refuge, shown on plan PA1116, about 38 kilometres south-west of Beaudesert within the locality of Barney View.

Natural Bridge Nature Refuge

Gold Coast City

Declare an area described as:

  • part of lot 182 on plan WD773, containing an area of about 60.03 hectares, as the new Natural Bridge Nature Refuge, shown on plan PA1117, about 32 kilometres south-west of the Gold Coast within the locality of Natural Bridge.

Possum Lane Nature Refuge

Southern Downs Regional

Declare an area described as:

  • part of lot 285 on SP264203, containing an area of about 22.91 hectares, as part of the existing nature refuge; and
  • redescribe the entirety of the nature refuge as part of lot 285 on SP264203, containing an area of about 26.7 hectares, shown on plan PA1107, about nine kilometres south-west of Stanthorpe within the locality of Thorndale.

Rainbow Nature Refuge

Central Highlands Regional

Revoke:

  • part of the nature refuge, containing an area of about 12.441 hectares; and
  • redescribe the entirety of the nature refuge as the part of lot 9 on plan CUE53, containing an area of about 1,518.34 hectares, shown on plan PA1097, about 21 kilometres north of Rolleston within the locality of Consuelo.

Comment regarding the proposed amendments to the forestry and protected area estate must be in writing and directed to tenureservices@des.qld.gov.au or the Department of Environment and Science, Tenure Services, PO Box 15187, City East, QLD, 4002.

Comments received by 2 May 2022 will be considered by the department.

Amendments to the forestry and protected area estate under the Forestry (State Forests) Regulation 1987, Nature Conservation (Forest Reserves) Regulation 2000 and Nature Conservation (Protected Areas) Regulation 1994 are administered by the Department of Environment and Science.