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Department of Environment and Heritage Protection


Ipswich residents—have your say on nuisance odour issues

Ipswich residents are invited to share their experiences of any nuisance odour issues in their local area by completing an online survey before 6 May.

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
20 April 2018