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 October 2022

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    Things really are heating up here in North Queensland - in every sense of the word! Temperature records are breaking and we're flat out, delivering updates, actions and events. We hope you can get involved with us in some way in this action-packed month!

    We are also excited to present our activities and achievements from the last financial year in our 2021/22 Annual Report!

    As always, we thank you for your support and hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Meet the Management Committee!
      • Townsville Tree Policy Update
      • Hells Gates Dam not funded
    • Actions & Events:
      • #NotAnotherDollar action outside NAB
      • Renewables and Biodiversity: webinar
      • Trivia Night and Mega Raffle
      • TIDY Up Townsville Cleanup
      • Green Drinks
    • Opportunities
    • Further Reading/Actions
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    Townsville Tree Policy Interim Update

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    We (NQCC and the Townsville Tree Advocacy Group) have been fielding quite a lot of questions and concerns from our community regarding the removal and harm of trees on Council land. 

    It has been twelve months since Townsville City Council adopted their Public Tree Management Policy, so we thought it was a good time to take some of these questions and concerns to the Council staff responsible for the care of our urban forest and learn more about how the Policy has been implemented since October 2021. 

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