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closeThe former Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is merging to form the new Department of Environment and Science.
This site will be updated while the new Department of Environment and Science website is being established.

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection


'Snap Up Some Paradise' photo competition

The ‘Snap Up Some Paradise’ photo competition celebrates the 25th anniversary of Fraser Island’s (K’gari) inscription on the World Heritage List.

Developing Queensland's new resource recovery and waste strategy

The Transforming Queensland’s Recycling and Waste Industry Directions Paper is now available for public submissions.

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.

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.

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
5 June 2018