Protecting World Heritage in Our Backyard

Protecting World Heritage in Our Backyard

The applicant for a new water mining business in Repeater Station Rd has had to reapply as water mining was deemed not to be applicable to the rural zone.

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Protecting World Heritage in our Backyard

Protecting World Heritage in our Backyard

Springbrook National Park is a short drive inland from Surfers Paradise and is a national park that is so exceptional that it has the status of being a World Heritage listed area, but it too suffers from all the same threats and needs our ongoing support and protection from inappropriate development.

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SEQ Planning-Talk to a Planner

SEQ Planning-Talk to a Planner

SEQ’s prosperous future
South East Queensland plays a major role in Queensland’s growth and prosperity. It is the state’s largest regional economy, contributing approximately $170 billion to Queensland’s real gross state product in 2010–11. View a larger version of the map online.

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ILS Major Development Plan Gecko

ILS Major Development Plan Gecko

Gecko has reviewed the proposal and as an environmental organisation we have focussed on how the construction could impact on sensitive ecosystems in this cross-border region as well as issues raised by residents. Read our submission here…..

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5th September 2015 – Spring Clean Broadbeach

5th September 2015 – Spring Clean Broadbeach

On Saturday 5th of September, Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council and Surfrider Foundation, will be holding a beach clean-up event ‘Spring Clean Broadbeach’ and launch for the Cash for Containers White Paper for public consultation, to be held at Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach at 12:30 – 17:00.

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The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve

The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve

The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve A Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve from Burleigh to Snapper is there to protect and preserve our breaks, remove the threat and celebrate our history, culture and champions. A GCWSR would not close beaches to any particular group and works in with all pre-existing beach and surfing events, boardriding clubs, surf lifesaving carnivals, pros and recreational surfers alike. It […]

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A LawJam – Planning Reform and the Community

A LawJam – Planning Reform and the Community

awJam – Planning Reform and the Community | Gecko | Environment Council
Slug preview:https://gecko.org.au/current-campaigns/pastcampaigns/past-camp-archive/2015/07/lawjam-planning-reform/
6pm Thursday 16th July Robina Community Centre, Auditorium. Robina Town Centre Drive. Robina (opposite the shopping centre)

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Background Info-Spit&Broadwater

Background Info-Spit&Broadwater

Public Consultation on the future of The Spit is underway right now and Gecko urges everyone concerned about the integrity of our City Plan and the protection of public open space Go to the link thespitconsultation@donaldsonconsulting.net. auto register now for this consultation.

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Ban opera house yabby traps in Queensland and save platypus

Ban opera house yabby traps in Queensland and save platypus

Platypus in Queensland are continuing to drown in funnel nets despite recent Queensland Government legislation banning the use of ‘funnel & round traps’ to catch crayfish in non-tidal waters (east of the Great Dividing Range only). This legislation offers little more than  mere token protection for the unintended bi-catch of these lethal & cruel death-traps — the native water rats, turtles, fish, diving birds, and in particular the iconic platypus that share our freshwater ecosystems with the yabby

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Proclamation of Guardianship

Proclamation of Guardianship

At the Claim the Broadwater ceremony on Sunday 25th on Wavebreak Island over 200 people endorsed the Proclamation of Guardianship formulated by Gecko and supported by Save Our Spit and Save Our Broadwater. The Proclamation will be sent to all political parties with the request that they take action to support its demands. Other actions to take back control of our public open space assets will follow. Please endorse the Proclamation

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