Below is a list of our past campaign successes and sadly areas we didn’t come out on top.  They all tell a story of how the Gold Coast has changed and the challenges faced by those protecting the environment.

Past Actions

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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No Answers & Sham Community ASF Consultation

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…
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Springbrook Cableway Regurgitated

It was with great concern that Gecko received the news this week that the regurgitated cable way proposal from Neranwood to World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park has been resurrected…
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Cableway No Way

What is the current issue? A case of déjà vu! The community is gearing up again to fight for the integrity of World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park and we…
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Fast Facts about the Koala

The koala is perhaps the most iconic Australian animal, and is a popular species with international visitors. According to very recent research by the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), it has…
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Koalas – Simple Speaking

The Single State Planning Policy has done nothing to protect koala habitat. If the government isnt going to protect Australia's icon, who can? People are needed to partake in a…
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The People’s Climate March makes history

It has been called the largest ever climate march in history and it was a huge success globally. Seven Gecko members attended the march in Brisbane on the 21 September…
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Great News-Opera house traps will be banned

GECKO and GECKO’S RESPONSE TEAM strongly supported Wildlife Queensland’s campaign to have opera house traps banned in Queensland. Well the Government has just flagged they are going to be banned!…
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Have Your Say? – Springbrook

Below are the letters for your information to write your submission to the Gold Coast City Council on Springbrook water extraction. Please make sure if you do use our submission…
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Councillors vote on ASF Proposal

Dear Councillors, Councillor vote on ASF Proposal It has been reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin that you are being pressured to vote on whether or not to proceed with…
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Community Cabinet Brief-GC Quarry (Boral)

In 2005 Boral purchased 219ha of land in Tallebudgera Valley, which became KRA 96 in 2007 when the State Government identified areas of hard rock sand and gravel resources in…
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February 2014 Review of the Cruise Ship Terminal

Information about the Broadwater Marine Project, better known to the community as the cruise ship terminal proposal, has been moving fast this past week, following the pictorial representation of the…
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Broadwater Marine Project-Facts

A shipping terminal for the Gold Coast is a land grab by developers for prime waterfront land that belongs to us all. The cruise ship idea is a cover for…
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Gold Coasters reject Broadwater Terminal Land Grab

Today Gecko-Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council Inc ( Gecko) will send their petition to the State Government which opposes the Broadwater Marine Project for a cruise terminal and integrated…
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Save Our Spit 2014 Update

The campaign to stop the building of the cruise terminal in the Broadwater along with all the accompanying commercial development of the public open space on The Spit and Wavebreak…
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Retention of Federal Protection welcomed

The environmental community welcomes Rudd commitment to continued Federal protection of native plant and animals. In 2012 a move to change environmental laws so that the Federal Government no longer…
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South Stradbroke Island (Gold Coast Broadwater)

Ferry services operate to South Stradbroke Island from Runaway Bay Marina. A seaplane from Marina Mirage can also be used to visit the island. A superb natural reserve, South Stradbroke…
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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook is a community in the Gold Coast Hinterland, within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves). Springbrook National Park offers an escape to…
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The Real Science about Climate Change

Confused about Climate Change? Wondering whether there is some truth to the denialist arguments? Visit the highly respected website Skeptical Science and explore the myths surrounding the threats our planet…
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Big cruise ships unable to use new cruise terminal

LARGE cruise ships will be unable to dock at Townsville's new $85 million cruise ship terminal because of safety concerns. A media release from the Townsville Bulletin (6.4.2013) highlights several…
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Newman’s Batty Bat Squad

Attached is the Dept. of Environment’s report on the biodiversity workshop held as part of the February Round table. In the light of the actions of the Government in changing…
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Gecko Bike Ride for Clean, Renewable Energy

“Bikes are better for the planet and your health” says Gecko campaigner Kathleen Green. A fun activity to promote the Lock the Gold Coast group against coal seam gas mining,…
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Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater

Scientists have linked the underground injection of oil-drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in 2011 that struck the US state of Oklahoma. Wastewater injection from drilling operations has been linked…