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Reduction of Ecological ‘Red Tape’ On the Cards

On 20 March 2013, the Queensland Government revealed proposed amendments to vegetation management laws (via the Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill 2013) that will reduce the level of ecological constraint over many properties. Further, provisions to allow for the creation of self-assessable codes for routine…

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Biodiversity

Part A: Biodiversity Risk Management: Biodiversity is not a buzz word us ecologist use to sound smart, it is in fact an important factor in environmental management and our own life processes. Biodiversity is basically the diversity of life and their interactions. Unfortunately, the reality…

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Environmental Liveability

One key area of interest is the re-evaluation of how open space is used within cites. Historically the incorporation of predominately manicured (associated with high maintenance cost) green space within communities has been the standard approach aimed at providing residents with areas to undertake passive…

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New EPBC Referral Guideline for Koala

The combined koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations of Queensland (Qld), New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) were listed as a vulnerable species by the Federal Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) on 2 May 2012. Shortly…

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