Media Releases

Plumbing industry trials zero waste program

November 12, 2021

Off-cuts of PVC pipes and fittings used in the construction industry can be saved from becoming landfill under an innovative pilot program introduced by the state’s plumbing industry and supported by the Queensland Government during National Recycling Week.

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FOGO trial supports environment and local business

November 10, 2021

Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon joined with Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill, Townsville City Council Water and Waste Committee Chairperson Cr Russ Cook, and Atlas Soils Co-Founder and Director Jason Lange today (10 November) to hear first-hand how householders’ garden waste is turned into a first-class organic soil enhancer.

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Queensland islands funding boost to fight rising sea levels

November 05, 2021

The highly successful $13.2 million QCoast2100 program will be expanded to defend Queensland’s coastal communities from climate change sea level rises, storm tides and coastal erosion.

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Funding to improve Queensland’s nature refuges

November 04, 2021

New grants are now available to help Queensland nature refuge landholders to undertake projects to protect and enhance the conservation value of their properties.

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Palaszczuk Government funding to support Gold Coast manufacturers

November 01, 2021

Support from the Palaszczuk Government for Gold Coast manufacturers has taken another step forward with the new round of the highly successful Manufacturing Hubs Grants Program (MHGP) opening for applications. Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Youth Affairs and the Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the grant program specifically targets regional manufacturers with Round 2 only available to man...

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Farmers turn reef action into income

October 16, 2021

A unique collaboration between the Palaszczuk Government, business and landholders is seeing Queensland farmers earn additional income and prevent 18,000kg of nitrogen from reaching the Great Barrier Reef – as well as helping drive Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

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