Consultation and notices

Notices

The department publishes notices under the legislation it administers (such as the Nature Conservation Act 1992, Marine Parks Act 2004 and the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006) to ensure that the public is informed about decisions the department makes about the management of its estate from time to time.

This may include tenure changes, the declaration of special management areas, seasonal closures to areas, and temporary management arrangements to protect the natural and cultural values of an area.

Notifications about the management of the department's estate are published on our Public notices page when announced.

Have your say on the future management of Naree Budjong Djara National Park, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

In recognition of strong and continuing cultural connections, the Quandamooka People and Queensland Government have established a partnership to jointly manage Naree Budjong Djara on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)—to protect and conserve its natural and cultural values, for the benefit of all.

On behalf of the Quandamooka People, the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and the Department of Environment and Science have prepared a draft management plan (PDF, 27.5MB) for the future management of Naree Budjong Djara National Park. The plan includes the Naree Budjong Djara Conservation Park, Myora Conservation Park, Main Beach Conservation Park and Minjerribah Recreation Area.

The draft management plan identifies nine key values for management focus:

  • Quandamookajara (Quandamooka Country) Values:
    • cultural landscape values of Quandamooka People and Country
    • Kaboora (Blue Lake)
    • Burogari (Cypress) Camps cultural complex
  • open heath on dunes
  • mixed microphyll/notophyll rainforest
  • wetlands:
    • estuarine clay plains and wetlands
    • Gahnia closed sedgeland in coastal swamp
    • Melaleuca quinquenervia open woodlands
  • Quandamooka eco-cultural experience.

The draft management plan (PDF, 27.5MB) is accompanied by the Naree Budjong Djara Resource Information document (PDF, 8.7MB) which provides supporting information including background on the park’s purpose, values, resources, and legal and administrative framework.

Members of the community are encouraged to review and put forward their views on these draft planning documents by making a submission. All submissions will be considered when preparing the final management plan.

Submissions close on Friday 3 July 2020 at midnight.

Thank you for your continued interest in the management of Queensland’s protected areas and Quandamooka country. Visit the Park management planning page for further information on the management planning process.

Written submissions

What to include in your submission

All submissions will be carefully reviewed against set criteria. To ensure your submission is effective, use the feedback form template (DOCX, 86.3KB) , be clear and concise and include the following:

  • planning document's name
  • page number, paragraph, key value, level of service and/or the strategic management direction you are commenting on
  • the aspects you support, or do not support, and reason for this position
  • suggested changes with supporting references, data and/or information.

Any submission based on inaccurate information, provides an incomplete statement, or is outside the scope of the planning process, will not be considered.

How to lodge a submission

Written submissions can be lodged:

  • by email to: ParkManagementPlans@des.qld.gov.au
  • by post to:
    Planning Manager
    Management and Operations | QPWS and Partnerships
    Department of Environment and Science
    PO Box 15187
    City East Qld 4002