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 about the proposed renaming of Cape Upstart National Park

    The Department of Environment and Science is proposing to rename Cape Upstart National Park to Budgenerra National Park.

    Budgenerra is the preferred name of the Juru Native Title holders of Cape Upstart National Park.

    The department is seeking comments from the public and interested groups about the proposed renaming. Comments on the proposed name change should be returned to:

    Directorate Northern Parks and Forests
    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships
    Department of Environment and Science
    PO Box 2066
    Cairns QLD 4870

    Comments are to be received by 5pm, 30 September 2020.

    For further information, email DESQPWSNorthern.Corro@des.qld.gov.au or call (07) 4222 5289.

    Have your say about the proposed renaming of Camooweal Caves National Park

    The Department of Environment and Science (the department) is proposing to rename Camooweal Caves National Park to Wiliyan-ngurru National Park.

    Wiliyan-ngurru (Will-ee-yun-ngoo-roo) is the traditional name the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu Native Title holders of Camooweal Caves National Park use to refer to the rough-tailed goanna (ridge-tailed monitor) – whose ancestral Dreaming is intimately associated with Great Nowranie Cave and the many other dolomite sinkhole and cave structures within the park and surrounding areas.

    The department is seeking comments from the public and interested groups about the proposed renaming. Comments on the proposed name change should be returned to:

    Directorate Northern Parks and Forests
    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships
    Department of Environment and Science
    PO Box 2066
    Cairns QLD 4870

    Comments are to be received by 5pm, 21 October 2020.

    For further information, email DESQPWSNorthern.Corro@des.qld.gov.au or call (07) 4222 5289.