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Planned Coomera Connector & M1 Motorcross & 4 wheel driving now allowed in Nerang National Park and permission gradually spreading to other National parks January and February 2022 Campaigns Report by Lois Levy Volunteers are wanted to help with all

Local Groups Fear Gold Coast Beach Erosion and Homes Flooding if Climate Change is not reduced to 50% by 2030 Fearing serious damage to homes and hinterland rainforests along with flooding, tourism and community groups want urgent action to cut

The public consultation of the concept plans for the light rail stage 4 finished on 17th September. While there were certainly plenty of opportunities for residents of the southern Gold Coast to view the concept drawings and talk with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) officers, there were few answers to questions. Gecko’s full submission is available on web site -

Gecko are holding their 32nd Annual General Meeting on October 16th and would like to invite all to attend this event to hear about the activities Gecko has been involved with over the past year and welcome in our new Committee. If you believe you possess the skill and passion to serve on our management committee, we would be happy to receive your nomination by our closing date on October 1st. Nomination forms are available at Gecko Reception. Gecko would like to cordially invite all their members* to attend and vote in the new committee for 2021 - 2022. After our AGM, we will be holding a trivia night hosted by Captain Plastic (aka Anthony Hill). This promises to be a fun filled evening. Refreshments will be served. Visit for more information

Gecko Talks, 22nd September in curru8mbin RSL. Narelle and Damian have been observing Dragonflies and Damselflies around the coast for well over 30 years, and will be sharing with us their wealth of knowledge on these species’ life history, habitats, diversity and the ticks behind telling them apart. Visit to book your seat and see more information

PAID VACANCY-The Campaign Coordinator, in representing Gecko across a range of community sectors, will undertake to respond to a broad scope of environmental issues with the support of the members of the campaign team. Campaign work is organised under the 4 fields of biodiversity, climate change, liveability, and sustainability in planning. See for more info

2 PAID CASUAL POSITIONS-GeckoEd is the environmental education arm of Gecko Environment Council committed to providing quality curriculum based environmental education to schools and school aged children. GeckoEd is currently recruiting for two paid, casual positions; Lead Environmental Educator and Support Environmental Educator. See for more information

Gecko are hosting a General Meeting on July 14th up in Gecko Hall and would welcome all their valued Gecko Friends and Members to come along. The evening will consist of a brief meeting to update their Friends and Members

Paul Revie, an ecologist and zoologist, founded the Quoll Society of Australia to safeguard the spotted-tailed quoll in southern Queensland. His team of enthusiastic volunteers are mapping the last remaining healthy population of spotted-tailed quolls in the region. Gecko Talks is to be held in Currumbin RSL 28th July; see on how to book your seat.

Gecko Talks – 23rd June in Currumbin RSL – Amphibians Under Threat​ This month’s Gecko Talks on Wednesday June 23rd will be on amphibians and the devastating effects of the frog chytrid disease. Dr Laura Grogan, from Griffith University, along