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Upcoming Webinars on Proposed Onshore Wind Farm Guidance

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water is hosting two public webinars to support the consultation process for the proposed Onshore Wind Farm Guidance. These webinars aim to provide detailed information and address any questions from stakeholders. Webinar Details: These sessions are an excellent opportunity for professionals in the environmental sector to …

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Innovative Collaboration at the Intersection of Renewable Energy and Environmental Planning

The recent release of the “Better Practice Renewables and Biodiversity: Opportunities for Collaboration Guide” (Better Practice Guide) marks a milestone in the evolving landscape of renewable energy development and biodiversity management. Developed collaboratively by RE-Alliance, the Energy Charter, and Powerlink Queensland, this guide emerges from a series of cross-sector workshops in Queensland, aimed at harmonising …

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EPBC Act Update: Reclassification of 12 Species Now in Effect

Effective from 5th January 2024, the threatened listing status of 12 species were amended under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. All species reclassified were migratory, wetland indicator species of avifauna. A total of 8 species were added to the list, and 4 species had their classification updated. (Source: List of Threatened …

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Significant Updates in Environmental Mapping: Queensland’s Recent Changes

Queensland’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government, and Planning (DSDILGP) has provided an update to their mapping system on 29 November 2023. This round of updates included changes to the Koala Habitat Area mapping of the Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 (‘the koala plan’), Regulated Vegetation Management mapping (i.e. remnant and high value …

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Ecological Mitigation Strategies: How to Reduce Environmental Impact in Queensland Developments

In the evolving landscape of Queensland’s development sector, ecological mitigation has emerged as a cornerstone of sustainable development. This blog aims to shed light on the strategies and practices that can help developers reduce their environmental impacts in Queensland, echoing the state’s commitment to ecological stewardship and legal compliance. The ‘Avoid, Mitigate, Offset’ Approach The …

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Conservation and Ecological Impact

New Ground’s Conservation Efforts in Perseverance, Queensland

New Ground manages a conservation property at Perseverance, Queensland. Perseverance is a regionally significant area from an ecological perspective; with a broad range of native vegetation types, a large network of connected national park, dam catchment reserve and vegetated private property (inclusive of New Ground land) as well as an interesting array of threatened species. …

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Creating Wildlife Corridors in Urban Spaces: Queensland Success Stories

In the urban landscapes of Queensland, the establishment of wildlife corridors plays a crucial role in supporting biodiversity. These essential pathways enable the free movement of fauna and flora, connecting habitats and ensuring the survival and thriving of numerous species. In this blog, we explore the concept of wildlife corridors, their significance, and spotlight success …

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Navigating Environmental Policy Reforms: Stay Informed by Subscribing to the EPBC Act Matters Newsletter

Environmental policy plays a crucial role in safeguarding our natural resources and promoting sustainable development. As the Australian government undertakes significant reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, it becomes vital for individuals and organisations to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in environmental policy. To ensure you have access to valuable …

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