North Queensland Conservation Council

We are the voice for the environment in North Queensland. We advocate on regional environmental issues, representing the area roughly bounded by Bowen, Cardwell, the Coral Sea and the Northern Territory border.

Our mission is to influence, educate and inspire our North Queensland community to achieve an ecologically sustainable society.

You can learn all about our work on this website, in our latest Annual Report, or by contacting us directly. If you would like to support what we do, you could join as a member, donate, volunteer, attend our events or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We are a registered Australian charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

We hope you can join with us to strengthen the environment movement in beautiful North Queensland. 

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    Paperbark June 2020

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    Welcome to June's edition of Paperbark! Yes, this shocking year is halfway through. This month we've seen a renewed push from Whitsundays MP Jason Costigan for a coal-fired power station in Collinsville (without a feasibility study) while Townsville's Sun Metals is powering ahead with a green hydrogen facility - a potentially exciting new industry for North Queensland. The discussion around "just transitions" continues, as state and federal governments struggle to commit to socially and environmentally responsible economic recovery strategies. 

    This month we were also deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Jon Brodie, and dedicate this edition of Paperbark to his courage and his dedication to science and conservation.

    In this edition:

    • Dr Jon Brodie Remembered
    • Updates from the Team
      • State Election Campaign
      • Membership Drive
      • Climate Conversations 
    • Coming up in July
      • Green Drinks
      • Plastic Free July
      • Film Screening
    • Online Activism
    • Other News and Events
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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, July 10, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 21 rsvps
    The Commonwealth Hotel in South Townsville, Australia

    July Green Drinks

    July Green Drinks

    Are you ready to meet face-to-face?? As restrictions are lifting, we are venturing out into the real world to support a local business and share some lively conversations in person! Join us anytime from 6pm onwards at The Commonwealth Hotel in South Townsville. We will be locking in our booking a week in advance, so please ensure you RSVP by Friday 3 July. 

    Townsville's Green Drinks is an informal, monthly social event for people who care about conservation, sustainability and all things environmental. It is an opportunity for networking, creativity and thought-sharing on environmental issues and projects. Green Drinks are agenda-free, non-politically aligned and everyone is welcome.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 23 rsvps
    NQCC Backyard in Railway Estate, Australia

    Story of Plastic

    To celebrate Plastic Free July, we are hosting a free screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC under the stars in our leafy backyard in Railway Estate - and we want you to join us!

    Arrive anytime from 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The film goes for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and afterwards we will host a Q&A session with Diana Condylas from Plastic Free Townsville (an initiative of Boomerang Alliance). 

    We suggest that you bring your own comfy camping chair if you have one, and bring along a plate of (plastic-free) food to share, if you can. We will have spare chairs on hand, as well as some snacks and drinks.

    If you live outside of Townsville but would like to participate, please get in touch, as there may be a possibility for a virtual screening and we can capture the Q&A discussion via Zoom or Facebook Live if there is demand for it. 

    About the film:

    THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. The film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe and features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.

    THE STORY OF PLASTIC is presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair.

    For more information, visit

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