North Queensland Conservation Council

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

Based in Townsville, we advocate on environmental issues within the area roughly bounded by Bowen, Cardwell, the Coral Sea and the Northern Territory border. We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run entirely by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for many generations to come.

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We are a registered Australian charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We acknowledge the strength and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples bring to our community and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Please explore this website to learn more about our activities and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!

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  • From the blog

    Paperbark April 2021

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    April was a month of butterflies, cooler weather and some pretty big changes for us (details below). As always, we are humbled by the support of everyone who has reached out and supported us in some way over the past few weeks - thank you!

    Some positions are currently available on our Management Committee, so if you are looking for an opportunity to support us in a meaningful and rewarding way, express your interest here and we'll be in touch!

    For an interesting (and perhaps inspiring) read, we recommend this Guardian article, which explores some of the opportunities for North Queensland becoming a key region for new, 'green' industries. It is exciting to hear some positive and progressive visions from North Queenslanders, instead of the same old coal rhetoric. 

    As you'll see from this edition of Paperbark, we've been pretty busy - and we are only going to get busier, with plenty of things to look forward to. Keep reading for all the details!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC News:
      • Staffing Changes
      • Burdekin River Campaign Update
      • The Fight for Our Trees
    • Coming Up: 
      • Green Drinks
      • Postcard Art Exhibition
    • In Other News...
      • Tour de Carmichael kicks off
      • Pre-budget Assembly with the Premier
      • Townsville's Climate Strike
      • Kennedy Bay Walk with Wildlife Qld
      • Evening with the Minister
      • PhD survey responses wanted
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    Paperbark March 2021

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    Another busy month has passed, and we are filled with gratitude for the amazing people in our community doing great things. From those who got their gloves dirty on Clean Up Australia Day, to those who swam for our rivers and those who have come together to stand up for our trees. You are what inspires us!

    Some good news to come out of this month...

    Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon announced the 56ha expansion of Girringun National Park, to protect more habitat of the endangered Mahogany Glider. This has been a long time coming, but we are so glad this time has come!

    Queensland has also announced a ban on many single-use plastics that will come into effect from September this year. Yay!

    Well done to everyone whose advocacy has contributed to these decisions!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Clean Up Australia Day
      • Swim for Our Rivers
      • Tree Vigil for Change
    • Coming Up: 
      • Green Drinks
      • Postcard Art Exhibition
    • In Other News...
      • Tour de Carmichael
      • Pint of Science: Online
      • Have Your Say, Townsville
    Read more

  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks May 2021
    Friday, May 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Grill'd Palmer St in South Townsville, Australia

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    It's Green Drinks time again! This month we'll be returning to Grill'd on Palmer St, as it proved to be a popular venue last time. 

    You'll find us in the courtyard out the back, under the stars. There are plenty of delicious food and beverage options for all (check out the menu), so bring along a friend and make an evening of it!

    Green Drinks is a fun and casual way to meet new people who are passionate about all things environmental. We'd love to see you there!

    NQCC Members Night
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    NQCC Office in Railway Estate, Australia

    Member Night

    This year has been action-packed for us so far, and we have a lot to share with you! 

    We warmly welcome you to join us for an NQCC Members Night/General Meeting at our office in Railway Estate. This will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with other NQCC members, get to know our Management Committee and welcome our two staff members into their new roles! We will be carrying out some official business before sharing exciting insights and updates into our latest work, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions about our campaigns and other activities.

    A light vegetarian/vegan friendly dinner will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase. Please get in touch with any dietary requirements or allergies so that we can ensure no one goes hungry.

    We would really love to see you there, but please stay at home if you are feeling unwell on the night. 

    This event is for our valued NQCC Members, but we always love to see new faces. If you have a friend who you think would love our work, please bring them along!

    We can't wait to see you there.

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