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.
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…..
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.
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 […]
awJam – Planning Reform and the Community | Gecko | Environment Council
6pm Thursday 16th July Robina Community Centre, Auditorium. Robina Town Centre Drive. Robina (opposite the shopping centre)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. auto register now for this consultation.
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
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
Rose Adams explains how recent legislative changes have swept away many of the safeguards that were in place to protect koala habitat in Queensland, making it easier for developers to cut through the so-called ‘green tape’.
What happens to the koalas living in an area earmarked for development? In the very bad old days, animals were simply chased away, “thrown over the fence” (a quote from a former Town Planning officer) or just ignored. It was assumed they would move on, find new trees and somehow adapt to their changed circumstances.
The reality is, however, that koalas cannot successfully co-inhabit spaces where their food trees are drastically reduced to make way for housing. The accompanying roads, speeding cars, domestic pets, lights and noise all result in unbearable stress, injury and often their death of these iconic Australian animals.
October was the month that ASF Consortium was expected to undertake “extensive Community consultation” about its proposed development on Wavebreak Island and the Cruise Terminal. It was also the month when Gecko tried another tack to get a response to the three letters sent to Deputy Premier Seeney since June and it was the month that ASF made unsubstantiated claims that the biggest of the cruise ships could use the Broadwater.
December 7 will be your opportunity to express your opposition to the ASF Wavebreak Island and cruise terminal proposal. Put the date in your diary or phone. We will literally need every body we can muster to be at this forthcoming rally.