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Department of Environment and Heritage Protection


Review of koala conservation measures and development of a new koala conservation strategy

The Queensland Government has responded to the Queensland Koala Expert Panel’s report—read the final report.

Contribute to the review of Queensland's Environmental Chain of Responsibility laws

Have your say on the Queensland Government draft review of the Environmental (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016.

Releasing balloons is littering

Balloons have been identified as one of the most harmful waste items to wildlife, and detrimental to our environment… releasing balloons is also classed as littering and penalties apply.

Fraser Island (K'gari) celebrates 25 Years of World Heritage listing 1992–2017

December 7, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Fraser Island’s listing on the World Heritage register – a significant achievement that the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) invite the community to take part in upcoming celebrations.

Queensland Government announces the development of a new waste strategy

The Queensland Government announced a waste strategy for Queensland and the formation of a Recycling and Waste Management Stakeholder Advisory Group on 20 March 2018.

Rehabilitating mined land in Queensland

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament as an important step towards implementing Queensland’s Mined Land Rehabilitation Policy.

Plastic pollution reduction initiatives

This year Queensland will ban the supply of lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags and introduce a container refund scheme.


View EHP data sets currently available through the Open Data Portal.

Programs and initiatives

Last updated
8 May 2018