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Environmental offsets review consultation

The Queensland Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of Queensland’s Environmental Offsets Framework.

The aim is to ensure Queensland’s biodiversity-rich natural environment is protected through a world-class and internationally recognised approach to offset delivery.

The review explores avenues that will encourage greater investment in activities that counterbalance the unavoidable impacts from development practices. It is focussed on achieving improved conservation outcomes and identifying greater opportunities to provide cultural, social and economic benefits to Queensland.

To inform this review, the government has released the discussion paper Review of the Queensland Environmental Offsets Framework (PDF, 2.91MB).

All stakeholders are invited to have their say on strengths, opportunities and areas for improvement within the framework.

The government will also undertake targeted consultation with business, community, industry, conservation and local government sectors as part of the review.

Once the review is complete, an action plan will be developed to progress the proposed changes.

Making a submission

To provide your feedback on the discussion paper, you can:

  • Email offsetsreview@des.qld.gov.au
  • Post your response to the:
    Environmental Offsets Review team  
    Department of Environment and Science
    PO BOX 2454
    BRISBANE  QLD  4001

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Please email offsetsreview@des.qld.gov.au if you require further information.