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.

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    Paperbark November 2023

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    This edition of Paperbark is short and sweet, but don't get the idea things are slowing down around here!

    In addition to the updates below, we are currently working on preparations for the next Environment Ministerial Roundtable, a mayoral candidates' forum, annual planning for 2024 (you can help by completing our supporter survey!) and plenty more.

    We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Week of Action with Move Beyond Coal, but if you're not in Gurambilbarra, get in touch and we'll let you know how to show your support!

    Please enjoy the read, and take care in this heatwave. 

    - Crystal, NQCC Coordinator

    In this edition:

    • Recent News
      • Fundraising Trivia
      • Research Action
    • Coming Up...
      • Green Drinks
      • Move Beyond Coal Week of Action
    • Support Us
      • Supporter survey
      • Volunteering opportunities


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    NQCC Trivia 2023

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    On Saturday 18th November 2023, NQCC held our famous annual Trivia Night fundraiser, and as usual, it was a blast!

    Nine teams converged on the Belgian Gardens Senior Citizens Welfare Association hall, with laughs at the ready and pockets full of cash.

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  • Upcoming events

    Move Beyond Coal Week of Action
    Monday, December 04, 2023 at 08:00 AM through December 11, 2023
    Various locations around Gurambilbarra/Townsville

    Turn up the heat on Labor

    NQCC is partnering with Move Beyond Coal to bring you an action-packed week to turn up the heat on the Australian Government's continued approval for new fossil fuel projects. There are three actions you can join us for throughout the week:

    1. Turn Up the Heat on Labor in Townsville 


    WHEN: Monday 4 December, 8am - 8.30am

    WHERE: Townsville Sign, 11 Dean Street, South Townsville 

    BRING/WEAR: Wear orange and red! 

    RSVP: Turn Up the Heat on Labor in Townsville

    2. Labor, Stop Digging Up Their Future 


    WHEN: Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

    WHERE: Beach Access #19, Pallarenda Beach 

    BRING/WEAR: Come dressed for a day at the beach! Bring your beach hat and umbrella and your bucket and spade. This is a family-friendly event. 

    RSVP: Labor, Stop Digging Up Their Future

    3. Labor, Save our Reefs from Warming Seas 


    WHEN: Sunday 10 December, 4pm - 5pm

    WHERE: The Strand, Townsville

    BRING/WEAR: Come dressed in layers of brightly coloured clothing that you can take off to reveal white clothing underneath. This is a family-friendly event. 

    RSVP: Labor, Save our Reefs from Warming Seas 

    Will you stand with us to turn up the heat on Labor? 

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