Media Releases

Green funding to protect koalas and other Queensland threatened species

June 05, 2022

The 2022 State Budget will allocate almost $40 million to help protect Queensland’s native animals, including koalas at risk across the south-east.

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Traditional Owner coral monitoring will care for sea country

June 02, 2022

A Traditional Owner-led coral and marine water quality monitoring project is helping assess the health of the Great Barrier Reef in the Gladstone and Burnett Mary areas.  Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon today said a further $102,000 from the Palaszczuk Government would help Gidarjil and Butchulla sea rangers continue inshore coral and water quality monitoring in the southern Great Barrier Reef for another 6 months.

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Recycled glass paves the way for Rockhampton roads, jobs

June 01, 2022

A brand new facility to process recycled glass into useful construction materials is nearing completion in Rockhampton, the Palaszczuk Government has announced.

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$10m to grow reef pilot in next state budget

June 01, 2022

A trailblazing program born out of COVID-19 and aimed at protecting the Great Barrier Reef will receive $10 million from the Palaszczuk Government following its success and the creation of more than 130 First Nations jobs.

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Koinmerburra Ridge to Reef Restoration Project

June 01, 2022

The Palaszczuk Government and Koinjmal People have embarked on a new partnership to improve ecosystems around Clairview and Wild Duck Island on Central Queensland’s coast.

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$8.6m to revegetate, protect Brigalow Belt for koalas

May 31, 2022

The Palaszczuk Government has announced an $8.6 million partnership with Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) to restore and protect key koala habitat in the vast northern Brigalow Belt, west of Rockhampton and Mackay.

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