BIEPA’s meeting location for the CLEAN UP AuFebruary 15, 2019
BRIBIE ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL
We welcome new members. Join us to participate in activities and help us protect the beautiful Bribie Island environment.Read More
As a not-for-profit organisation we welcome donations or legacies however large or small. We have much work to do!Read More
Our newsletter is prepared monthly and is sent to all members. Past editions are available in the archives on this site.Read More
General meetings are held monthly from January to November on the fourth Monday at 7:00pm in the ANZAC Room, Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.Read More
Adelaide’s extreme heat kills thousands of chickens and bats
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-27/adelaide-January 28, 2019
The design for this linocut was inspired by Grevillea Banksii, native to the Queensland coast. This Grevillea and its many hybrids flourish in the sandy soils of Bribie Island, their flowers providing a valuable food source for Bribie’s nectar-feeding birds.
This linocut was produced and coloured by Geoff Ginn and Glenda Charles, artists living in Bongaree. Anyone wanting limited edition prints of this, or indeed any Bribie flora or fauna, please contact Geoff and Glenda, ph: (07) 3408 0759, www.glendacharlesartist.com Proceeds of any sales/commissions would go to BIEPA.
OUR MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTSHighlights from our four decades of results
Proposed pulp and paper mill opposed and stopped. Brisbane's off-shore islands were fighting for their future in the early '80s when the government proposed the introduction of a pulp paper mill.
1992 Buckley’s Hole saved from becoming a marina - now a Ramsar protected wetland.
Environment & Planning Court successfully challenged to stop canal development on Lots 402/403 opposite the Aquatic Centre - now National Park bounded by Cotterill Ave, Goodwin Drive and First Ave
BIEPA successfully lobbied to stop fish farming in Moreton Bay
BIEPA’s vigilance and action changed inappropriate storage and handling of toxic Lyngbya algae in Buckley’s Hole Ramsar area.
BIEPA lobbying of Commonwealth was successful in influencing the reduction of water extraction from the proposed Banksia Beach borefields on Bribie from 10ml/day to 4ml/day.
Illegal pollution of Pumicestone Passage by a unit development on Welsby Pde was brought to the attention of the print and television media and environmental protection authorities.
BIEPA members campaigned and stopped a massive $2 billion desalination plant proposed by both major political parties on Bribie Island.
BIEPA hosted the 2013 National Parks Association of Qld annual event to celebrate the establishment of the first National Park in Qld in 1908.
BIEPA has been a long time supporter of the Wallum Action Group (WAG - a community native plant nursery) and the Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue (BDWR).