On Sunday 10th March the Premier, Anastasia Palaszczuk, and the Minister for Planning, Hon. Cameron Dick launched the draft Spit Master Plan at Muriel Henchman Park on The Spit. After 40 years of campaigning to protect The Spit public open space from unsuitable development we finally have a Plan. This Plan is now available for public comment via the government website www.qld.gov.au/thespit
Gecko is again hosting Clean Up Australia Day on the Gold Coast, together with the City of Gold Coast. Registrations are open on Clean Up Australia web site. Or join one of our successful teams.
The Gecko Environment Council Campaign Team continues to meet fortnightly and as in past years has achieved much in 2017-2018. Unlike many other environment groups formed to advocate for one particular issue, Gecko, as the peak regional environment group, does its best to respond to a wide range of issues relating to conservation of species, sustainability or transparency and accountability in government
With more than 30 years of local research and experience in our botanical landscape, David is our November guest speaker. Come along and be inspired. Wednesday 28th Currumbin RSL.
The Spit is a unique city asset that all Gold Coasters, regardless of where they live, can enjoy and protect. Several workshops have been held. From these detailed discussions the consultants have produced an Options Paper which is now out for public consultation. The survey concludes on 25th November – please take part.
Xmas holidays are so long, but children who explore the environment become intrigued and their minds expand. Book them in now to attend these exciting Eco Explorer activities for 5-9 year old. Limited numbers are accepted for each program, so book in now so they don’t miss out. Parents can accompany the groups if they wish.
Citizen Science Activities – Become Involved Citizen science is about the community participating in scientific research. Its key objective is to make science more accessible for the community and to produce valuable information for scientific research. To be involved in citizen science you don’t need a science degree. Citizen scientists work with scientists or within a scientific framework to achieve scientific goals. Citizen science involves […]
Currumbin Special School teacher, Toby Osborne, has started an inspiring programme which provides learning
opportunities to hone the employment skills and social skills development for the students. The programme
commenced in June 2018 after some months of setup and has met with resounding success with the students.
Volunteers are wanted to help with campaign actions. Have an hour or two a week to spare? Want to help save the environment on the Gold Coast? Do you love koalas? All help welcome; a wide variety of campaigns are being researched etc. Contact Gecko firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with Campaigns and a person from the Team will contact you.
Eco Explorers always hold an exciting program of adventures for children 5-9 years old; just $5 per child. Parents can accompany them if they wish. This time the groups look and identify various water birds, see what lives in the mangroves, run around and explore the delightful sand dunes and even go on a mystery tour. Book soon as numbers are limited. Professional teachers accompany each group.