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. Based in Gurambilbarra Townsville, on the lands of the Wulgurukaba and Bindal Peoples, we are North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

  • From the blog

    Paperbark August 2023

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    I hope this finds you well!

    I have just returned from the Queensland Environment Minister's Roundtable - the first for the new Minister, Leanne Linard. Here, we pushed for strong leadership on climate and habitat protection, and walked the new Minister through the detail and nuance of our issues. Linard listened intently, and left with a clear understanding of the state of Queensland's environment and the strength of our movement.  

    Queensland conservation representatives with Environment Minister Leanne Linard

    We have plenty of updates for you in this edition of Paperbark, so please dive in and enjoy!

    - Crystal, NQCC Coordinator 

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates
      • Meeting with Aaron Harper
      • South Townsville Walking Tour a hit!
      • Community Alliance update
      • Green Drinks: reusables report
      • NQCC AGM: save the date!
    • Nature Protection
      • National Parks growing in NQ
      • Phil's Bush Cleanup makes national news
      • Townsville's Tree Policy under threat
      • "The Giants" film screening by Townsville Cinema Group
    • Energy Transition
      • Updates
      • Renewable Energy Zone consultation
    • Water and Reef
      • Updates
      • Townsville Water Quality Report Card
      • The Biophysics of the Reef: webinar
    • Indigenous Voice to Parliament
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    Paperbark July 2023

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    Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who dug deep throughout our EOFY Appeal, helping us to hit our $5,000 fundraising target! Combined with the powerful impact of our monthly donors, this generous response makes us excited to grow bigger and bolder, knowing we have a passionate supporter base in our corner! (Donate anytime here!)

    On the campaign front, several consultation processes are currently active that are of great interest to us here in North Queensland. The Burdekin Basin Water Plan, Planning Code 23 (for wind farm assessments), Queensland's Renewable Energy Zones and management of the Lake Eyre Basin are all undergoing review or consultation. Links have been shared below where there are opportunities for you to contribute directly, but if you would like to talk to us further about any of these, please get in touch!

    With Landcare Week kicking off and various events shaping up around the region, this is a great time of year to get out and about in nature, or meet others with shared interests. You'll find plenty of opportunities for this below!

    Please enjoy the read, and thanks as always for your support!

    - Crystal, NQCC Coordinator 

    In this edition:

    • Upcoming Events
      • Geography Matters
      • Green + Blue Drinks
      • South Townsville Walking Tour
      • Cockle Bay Walk
      • Waddananggu Bularu: 2 Year Celebration
    • Take Action
      • Planning Code 23 for wind farms review
      • Qld REZ consultation
      • Lake Eyre Basin management consultation
    • Good Vibe Stories
      • JCU Market Day
      • Illegal Dumping Action
    • Further Reading/Watching
      • Marine Monitoring Program Results
      • Flying Fox Webinar
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  • Upcoming events

    AGM 2023
    Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    NQCC office in Railway Estate, Australia

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    NQCC members and supporters are warmly welcomed to attend our Annual General Meeting at 114 Boundary St, Railway Estate on Wednesday 4th October. You are encouraged to arrive from 6pm onwards, for a chance to mingle with other members before the official business gets underway.

    Food will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase. 

    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 leashed pets are welcome.


    1. Welcome and determination of quorum
    2. Acknowledgement of Country
    3. Acceptance of minutes from previous AGM
    4. Business arising from previous AGM minutes
    5. Tabling of NQCC Annual Report
    6. Updates/Reports
    7. Presentation of Annual Financial Reports for 2022/23
    8. Election of the next Management Committee
    9. Appointment of the auditor for next financial year
    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 office bearers to attend, resulting in the Management Committee selecting this date in early October.

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

    • Proxy form - if you cannot attend and would like someone to vote on your behalf
    • Nomination form - to nominate for the Management Committee
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