North Queensland Conservation Council

Our mission is to promote and protect the natural environment of North Queensland. 


We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

We acknowledge the Wulgurukaba and Bindal Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We recognise the strength and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples bring to our wider North Queensland region and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to growing our connection with First Nations Peoples of our region and furthering our understanding of their unique relationship to Country.

  • From the blog

    Paperbark August 2022

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    Environmental news can feel pretty heavy sometimes, so we're going to try and keep Paperbark positive this month!

    To start with, here are some stats we think you might like...

    • More than 8,400 solar panels have been installed at Townsville state schools (Qld Government media statements), furthering an initiative that has been pushed for and supported by conservation and climate groups for many years.
    • According to a new survey, 85% of Townsville residents either support or strongly support our region becoming a hub for renewable-powered industry and manufacturing (Solar Citizens). 
    • Operation Habitat Auto has removed a whopping 18.71 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish from the Port Access Reserve so far (learn more about the project). 

    We hope you enjoy this month's edition of Paperbark!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Local media for our flying foxes
      • Submissions
      • Green Drinks
      • Farewell, Matt
    • Calls to Action:
      • Cut Emissions, Create Jobs (QCC petition)
      • Move Beyond Coal online launch party
    • Other Opportunities:
      • Planet Conscious Townsville Event
      • Support other local environmental groups 
    • Get Behind Us
      • Become a monthly donor!
      • Give us your vote at Grill'd
      • Buy a t-shirt!
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    Paperbark July 2022

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    The second half of 2022 has already been action-packed! At a federal level, we've seen the long-awaited release of the State of the Environment Report (more on that later) and the legislation of Australia's new emissions reduction target discussed in parliament. 

    Locally, State Government funding is supporting on-ground restoration projects, like Phil's Bush Cleanups' Operation Habitat Auto!

    Whatever your level of involvement in conservation work or the movement, this edition of Paperbark offers plenty of ways to step up your support. Please enjoy the read!

    In this edition:

    • Conservation News
      • State of the Environment Report
    • NQCC Updates:
      • Operation Habitat Auto
      • Burdekin Campaign Update
      • Independent EPA for Qld - joint submission
      • JCU Market Day
      • Water Report Card now available
      • Green Drinks
    • Calls to Action:
      • Qld CAN roadmap and launch
      • Sign Solar Citizens' petition
      • Sign the Invasive Species Council's petition
      • Tell Lockton to say no to Adani
      • Low Emissions Agriculture Road Map: Have your say
    • Some Good News
      • Five billion containers recycled
      • ARENA used for renewables
      • Other environmental organisations to get involved with
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  • Upcoming events

    NQCC 2022 AGM
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 14 rsvps
    NQCC Office in Railway Estate, Australia

    AGM invitation

    Please join us for our 2022 AGM!

    NQCC members and supporters are warmly welcomed to attend our Annual General Meeting at 114 Boundary St, Railway Estate on Wednesday 5th October. You are encouraged to arrive from 6pm onwards, for a chance to mingle with other members before the official business gets underway.

    Drinks will be available for purchase, along with tickets into a fundraising raffle to be drawn on the night (EFTPOS and cash accepted). Woodfired pizzas will be provided, thanks to Dave's Pizza Ovens.

    The official business will kick off at approximately 6.45pm, or when a quorum is reached. Non-members are welcome to attend but only current members will be invited to vote on any motions. This is an outdoor event, and children and pets are welcome.


    1. Welcome and determination of quorum
    2. Acknowledgement of Country
    3. Updates/Reports
    4. Acceptance of minutes from previous AGM
    5. Business arising from previous AGM minutes
    6. Tabling of NQCC Annual Report
    7. Presentation of Annual Financial Reports for 2021/22
    8. Election of Office Bearers for the next Management Committee
    9. Appointment of the auditor for the next financial year (2022/23)
    10. Meeting close


    Our Rules of Association state that our AGM shall be held before the last day of September in each year, however a date was not possible that allowed our current President and Secretary to attend, so a motion was moved by the Management Committee to select this date in October.

    If required, please submit any of the following forms to [email protected]

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