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 First Nations people 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 June 2021

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    Six months into 2021 and we've certainly been kept on our toes! For those affected by lockdown conditions, we hope that you are staying safe and well, and as comfortable as possible.

    With the new financial year kicking off this week, we invite you to become a monthly donor for as little as $5 a month, to supercharge the work we do here in beautiful North Queensland. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously - we really appreciate your support!

    This edition of Paperbark provides an outline of what we've been up to in June, what we have planned, and ways for you to get involved - even from home! We hope you enjoy the read.

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Our Townsville
      • Consultation & Meetings
      • Burdekin Basin Campaign
      • Healthy Waters Report Card Launch
    • Actions & Activities for You: 
      • Collect your Climate Action signs!
      • Green Drinks
      • Join our Committee!
      • Postcard Art Exhibition
      • Museum of Underwater Art: have your say
      • Regenerative Songlines Online Event
      • Heal Country Heal Climate Webinar Series
      • Plastic Free July
    • The Good Stuff - a wrap up of some of the month's good news stories
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    Looking for a win-win on the Burdekin

    Shifting from pioneering to mature and efficient water use

    Wyandotte Creek by Chris Pam

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  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks August 2021
    Friday, August 13, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Commonwealth Hotel in South Townsville, Australia

    It's Green Drinks time again! This month we'll be returning to the Commonwealth Hotel in South Townsville. 

    You'll find us in the beer garden, next to a fantastic playground and grassed area which is great for occupying the kids. 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 like minded people who love our natural environment. We'd love to see you there!


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