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Growing Queenslands Renewable Energy Electricity Sector
On 24 May 2010, the Environment and Resources Committee issued an issues paper entitled “Growing Queensland’s Renewable Energy Electricity Sector”. This paper provides background information about the committee and its inquiry into opportunities and challenges for the Queensland Government associated with increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Queensla

Implementation of the government response to the Qld Growth Mangement Summit
In November 2009, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced a Queensland Growth Management Summit, which was held on 30 and 31 March 2010. The summit brought together representatives from all levels of Government, community, business, industry and experts in planning, development, infrastructure and sustainability to discuss population growth, prosperity, liveability and sustainability in

Release of the State of the Environment Queensland 2011 Report
The State of the Environment Queensland 2011 report has been prepared as a requirement of the Queensland Government under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. The 2011 Report highlights the progress on actions developed in response to issues identified in previous reports (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), as well as a range of new initiatives that h

Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
The Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) amends legislation to implement a number of election commitments. The Duties Act 2001 is amended to reinstate the principal place of residence transfer duty concession (or home concession), the previous transfer duty rate structure and the phasing-out point for the reducing rebate for the first home concession fro

Government response to recommendations of Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce
The Government established an independent Taskforce to provide the best possible advice on working towards its ambitious water quality targets as set out in the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan (the Reef 2050 Plan) and recommend the priority actions for investing the new $90 million funding. The Taskforce was established in May 2015 and was chaired by the Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geof

Sustainable Fisheries Strategy and Charter Fishing Action Plan
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries manages Queensland’s fisheries resources on behalf of all Queenslanders. Fisheries are a public resource that need to be sustainably managed with access shared across a number of fishing sectors in the interests of all Queenslanders. The government made a number of commitments in relation to fisheries including the establishment of three net free zones a

Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries Strategy) Amendment Bill 2018
Queensland’s fisheries resources are managed by the Queensland Government on behalf of the broader community. Over the last decade, it has become apparent that the current framework used to manage these resources is not optimising the potential economic, social and environmental outcomes these resources could generate for the community. Competition for access to these resources has increased to th

Reform of priority fisheries in accordance with the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-27
The Queensland Government released the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 (the Strategy) in June 2017, paving the way for a world-class fisheries management system. The Strategy commits to delivering a more modern, responsive and consultative fisheries management framework for Queensland. One of the most fundamental changes is to introduce harvest strategies for each key fishery by 2020. Har

Release of final master plan for the priority Port of Gladstone
The Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (the Ports Act) provides a legislative framework for the Queensland Government’s port-related commitments and actions of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050), including mandating master planning for priority ports. The Ports Act designates the Port of Gladstone as a priority port. The master plan for the priority Port of Gladstone is a

Release of draft master plan for the priority Port of Townsville
The Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 provides a legislative framework for the Queensland Government’s port-related commitments and actions of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050), including mandating master planning for four priority ports. The Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 designates the Port of Townsville as one of the priority ports. The draft master plan for t

Appointments to Land Restoration Fund Investment Panel
The $500 million Land Restoration Fund (LRF) is a first of its kind initiative that supports farmers, landowners and Traditional Owners to put in place sustainable land use practices that deliver improved yields, diversify income streams, create jobs and protect Queensland’s unique environment. The LRF was officially launched in December 2019 with the first funding round opening on 28 January 2020