Sign our petition to demand the Queensland Government say no to the privatisation and destruction of our National Parks.  (Sign Here)

Hinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola have been declared national parks because of their exceptional scientific, ecological, heritage and recreational values. Any changes to the land tenure of those national parks will lessen the protection of those exceptional values.
Public opinion, actively demonstrated over decades, indicates that citizens believe that areas declared as National Parks form a vital part of the state’s heritage for all to enjoy.
We call upon Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Leeanne Enoch, to ensure that:
  • The whole of Hinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola National Parks are retained as national park with no private development within them;
  • The three national parks are properly managed so as to protect their exceptional values; and
  • No private development is permitted within any of Queensland’s national parks.


Tell all your friends, they should join you!

The link below is a petition for the QLD Govt to review the sale and use of Opera style yabby pots as they have been responsible for many Platypus deaths (These types of traps also unintentionally kill many other species).

South Australia, Western Australia and now Victoria have banned the funnel type Opera traps, we hope QLD will follow suit. I have attached the brochure from Vic Govt which shows the net banned and a suggested replacement, the Vic Govt, even gave one free net to replace the older style.

For current QLD fresh water net info go here:  https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations/gear-fresh-water

I would appreciate if you would consider supporting the petition, and forward to your members if you think it is appropriate.


Sherie Bruce
Assistant Coordinator
Capricorn Conservation Council
Environment Centre, Haigh Park, Livermore Street, Wandal

PO Box 4011 Rockhampton QLD 4700
Ph/Fax: 07 4927 8644 | Email: ccc@cccqld.org.au | www.cccqld.org.au