Media Releases

Grants available for partners in grime to clear illegal waste

January 10, 2022

A helping hand is on the way to the tune of $500,000 to assist primary producers and landholders with the cost of removing and safely disposing of hazardous waste. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the Keeping Queensland Clean: Illegal Dumping Grant Program formed part of the government’s war on waste.

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Hatchlings are emerging at Mon Repos

January 05, 2022

Mon Repos is a hive of turtle activity with hatchlings starting to emerge and make their way to the ocean.

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$2.1 billion package to deliver a Queensland recycling revolution

December 21, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government is fast-tracking Queensland’s transition to a zero-waste society through a new $2.1 billion waste package, including a $1.1 billion Recycling and Jobs Fund. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the fund will support increased household recycling, help build new resource recovery infrastructure, and create more jobs in more industries.

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Operator announced for Gold Coast on demand services

December 17, 2021

Gold Coast is one step closer to on demand transport, with an operator for an upcoming trial announced today. Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said Surfside Buslines were successfully contracted to provide locals with convenient, accessible and reliable pre-booked on demand services.

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Funding for Mount Etna ghost bat protection

December 15, 2021

The Queensland Government has committed $125,000 over 2 years to protect Mount Etna’s ghost bats.

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Environmental Protection Agency consultation begins

December 11, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government has begun public consultation on the establishment of an independent environmental regulator in Queensland.

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