Learn about the remediation of abandoned mines and how to report an abandoned mine.
To help prevent environmental and health risks in Queensland, we ensure that known contamination sites and potentially contaminating activities are managed appropriately.
Environmental offsets are used to replace environmental values lost through development that supports a rapidly growing economy and population.
Environmental impact studies are used to ensure environmental management is considered as part of the approvals process for all development proposals that require assessment by local government or have the potential to harm the environment.
‘Waste’ is made up of general waste, such as household waste, and regulated waste which requires a higher level of management to prevent harm to the environment or human health.
Our environment is affected by a mix of complex human-caused threats (such as invasive species, land clearing, urbanisation and natural resource use), which have reduced the state’s natural resilience to large-scale natural events and man-made disasters.
Environment guidelines help administering authorities implement the Environmental Protection Act 1994, its associated regulations and environmental protection policies.
The reports provides information that contributes to improving environmental management and outcomes while balancing the needs of economic development.