• Agile Ecology


Queensland’s New Biosecurity Laws

The Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act) came into effect on 1 July 2016. The Act consolidates Queensland’s former biosecurity legislation which consisted of many different Acts that had been developed over the last hundred years. The Act has ironed out many inconsistencies within previous legislation…

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Changes to Queensland’s Coastal Management District Mapping

The Queensland Government’s revised Coastal Management District (CMD) mapping has come into effect from the 3rd February 2016. The new mapping represents an adjustment to the area declared under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP)…

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New Planning Schemes for Gold Coast and Moreton Bay

The new Gold Coast City Plan will come into full effect on 2nd February 2016 and the first Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme will come into effect today, 1st February 2016, replacing the existing Redcliffe, Caboolture and Pine Rivers Planning Schemes. Under state government,…

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Logan Environmental Offsets Estimator

Logan City Council is blazing forward with innovative implementation of its Environmental Offsets Policy (within Policy 3 of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015) via its online ‘Environmental Offset Estimate Request’ (The Estimator). The Estimator is a great tool for use in project planning and while…

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New Erosion Prone Areas Declared for QLD Coast

The Queensland Government has updated coastal hazard area mapping (erosion prone areas and storm tide inundation) to include projected impacts of climate change to 2100. In short this means that a 0.8 metre sea level rise scenario is now reflected by erosion prone area and…

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