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FNQ Solar Hub Launch

FNQ Solar Hub Launch

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre has created the FNQ Solar Hub project to promote the uptake of solar power by the households and businesses of Far North Queensland and to direct people to participating solar providers. The FNQ Solar Hub will provide clear...
Federal election environment scorecard

Federal election environment scorecard

Are you wondering where our local Federal election candidates stand on environment issues? We asked the candidates in Leichhardt a few questions to find out, and have created a scorecard to compare them. Download the full scorecard including detailed responses from...
Aquis casino and resort development, Yorkey’s Knob

Aquis casino and resort development, Yorkey’s Knob

Chinese developer Tony Fung is proposing a large casino and integrated tourism development at Yorkey’s Knob, Cairns. This project is at the initial proposal stage and does not yet have any of the approvals it would need to go ahead. The site is mostly existing cane...
Plastic-Free Push

Plastic-Free Push

On July 11th, 2013, Environment Minister Andrew Powell confirmed the Queensland Government would be considering a ban on plastic bags, but by the next day the story had changed.  On Friday, 12th July, Minister Powell said, “The Newman Government will not introduce...
Flying-fox dispersal update

Flying-fox dispersal update

Council recently applied for a Damage Mitigation Permit to disperse the spectacled flying-fox colony from around the city library. This application has now been referred to the Federal Government as the species is a federally listed protected species. The proposal is...