Our Online Community Hub captures and gives you access to information about local environmental issues that have been raised by members of the community, and provides opportunities to connect with others and take part in community-led action. Our Hub provides direct access to report on local issues to council, a Hotline Directory, and a Resource Toolkit with some of our favourite resources to support local action.
How to use the Online Community Hub
Use the Online Hub to get invovled in an issue CAFNEC is supporting or working on, or to let the wider community know about an environmental concern you have that you are taking action on!
Please note, the Online Hub is not designed to be a place to report issues, for this please see the relevant contacts in our Hotline Directory.
Environmental Issues Raised
If you would like to make an update on one of the environment issues raised here, please email our Community Organiser with the relevant information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are taking local-led action on an issue and would like to see it added to the Map of community-raised environmental concerns so others are able to join you and get involved, please complete the form below. Please note, the Online Hub is not designed to be a place to report issues, for this please see the relevant contacts in our Hotline Directory.
CAFNEC Community Policies
Connect with the CAFNEC community by signing up to the online platform Slack. CAFNEC encourages you to get connected with fellow community members through this platform, and to be able to reach out to our Community Organiser for ongoing support.
Some of these resources are based on the Australian Progress Networks guides.
Growing your Community
Hosting an Event
Event Management Plan
Establishing a Community Group
Working with Diversity
Meetings and Facilitation
CANVA - Create Flyers & Posters
CANVA is a free designing platform that allows you to create flyers, posters, videos, presentations, etc.
Please note that all additions of materials have been provided with the intention of appropriate acknowledgement and respect for licenses. If you have any concerns about the inclusion or presentation of materials please contact our Community Organiser at email@example.com to discuss.
Report Local Issues
Use Snap Send Solve to report issues to your local council, utilities or other authorities that need addressing in your community.
Find your Electorate
Find your Local MP
Lodging a submission against a proposal.
Online: Complete the Online Development Submission.
In person: Over the counter at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns
Mail: Cairns Regional Council Attention: Manager, Strategic Planning & Approvals, PO Box 359, Cairns QLD 4870
Online: Through MyCouncil.
Mail: Innisfail and Tully offices; Chief Executive Officer, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, PO Box 887, Innisfail QLD 4860
Access the online report to report an illegal dump site.
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Online: Complete Form
Phone: 1300 308 461
If you witness or suspect an offence to wildlife please complete the Wildlife complaint report form.
Email: Complete the Enquiry form for general enquiries about human-wildlife interactions in Queensland.
- RSPCA on 1300 264 625 (1300 animal) for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife (other than crocodiles and cassowaries or marine mammals)
- 1300 130 372 (option 1) for sick, injured or orphaned cassowaries, marine animal stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dugong, dolphin or whale
- 1300 130 372 (option 2) for fish/aquatic animal deaths in rivers and creeks