Natural Resource Management Strategy for South East Queensland

Have Your Say

This booklet of Feedback Forms accompanies the Natural Resource Management Strategy Discussion Paper. The Forms summarise the key regional issues which have been identified so far and the Discussion Paper gives brief background information about those issues.

The issues have been presented under the following themes:

 

 

How to have your say:

The next step is to gather your input to the Strategy. We are particularly interested in issues that you are aware of that have not been covered in the Discussion Paper.

  1. How to meet our needs
  • Problems & Issues
  • Main areas where problems occur
  • What is being done now?
  • What else needs to be done?
  • How urgent?
  • Ë Write in additional issues that have not been covered.

    Ë Jot down what other problems are occurring in your region.

    Ë List the locations where these problems are occurring.

    Ë Record what actions are being taken to deal with the issue. Some examples have been given.

    Ë Add other important actions which are needed to deal with the problems and issues.

    Ë Very High (VH)

    High (H) or Moderate (M)

    Please return Feedback Forms by 30 September to:

    Mary-Jane Weld

    Department of Natural Resources

    PO Box 864

    IPSWICH Q 4305

     

    Like to talk to us??

    Four regional workshops will be held in Nambour, Esk, Nerang and Brisbane in September. An enclosed flyer gives workshop details.

     

     

    Understanding and involvement

    We need a well-informed and motivated community which actively promotes and practices sustainable natural resource management

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Issues/problems/ opportunities

    3. Main areas where issues occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Raise community awareness of nature conservation and resource management issues

     

    • Gold Coast City

     

     

     

    Promote action learning

    • community nature conservation activities

     

     

    • across the region
  • Land for Wildlife
  • Landcare groups activities
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    Provide water resource information

    • Research coordination
    • Dissemination of information

     

     

     

     

     

    Provide sustainable land management information

     

     

     

     

     

    Facilitate learning opportunities within formal and informal education systems

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Develop cultural awareness programs

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Caring for our biodiversity

    We need to manage and protect native plant and animal communities to ensure their survival and maintain biodiversity.

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Protect significant remnant vegetation

    • Clearing for urban expansion
    • Clearing for agriculture

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Protect full range of naturally occuring species and ecosystems,

    particularly those which are threatened

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Protect and restore vegetation corridors and habitat links

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Protect and restore riparian vegetation

    • clearing in riparian zone
    • weed invasion

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fire management

    • Lack of knowledge of new landholders
    • Poor implementation of fire management plans

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Weed management

    • ground disturbance which allows weed invasion
    • transport of weed species in waterways

     

     

     

    • SEQ Environmental Weeds Strategy (in prep; DNR)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Caring for our water resources

    We need an adequate, sustainable supply of clean water to maintain ecological systems and support human needs.

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Protect/improve/ restore water quality

    • Erosion and sedimentation
    • Stormwater runoff - urban and rural
    • Wastewater

     

     

     

     

     

    • Water quality monitoring - Waterwatch

     

     

    Water use to match sustainable supply and environmental flows

    • Overallocation of groundwater resources
    • reduced flow levels impacting on aquatic ecosystems
    • water storage structures
    • water producers

     

     

     

     

    • Lockyer Valley
  • Water re-use study
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    Flood management

    • Development in catchment causing increased runoff
    • Development in floodplain
    • Backwater flooding
    • Value of flooding

     

    • Flood management plans

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Caring for our land

    We need our land to provide for the needs of all human and non-human residents of the region and to be kept in a healthy condition.

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Prevent soil erosion

    • overclearing
    • overstocking on grazing lands
    • poor cultivation/cropping management
    • poor management of construction/development sites

     

    • Industry Codes of Practice
    • Farm forestry programs

     

     

    Improve health of riparian zone

    • removal of streambank vegetation
    • streambed modification
    • instream structures
    • poor quality of runoff
    • uncontrolled stock access

     

    • Riverine Strategies for SEQ (DNR)

     

     

    Maintain soil health

    • loss of fertility
    • degradation of soil structure

     

     

     

     

     

    Sustainable management of intensive agricultural industries

    • inadequate waste disposal techniques
    • concentration of activities causing soil degradation
    • poor management of runoff

     

    • Industry Codes of Practice

     

     

    Prevent salinity

    • tree clearing
    • irrigation with poor quality water; poor irrigation design

     

     

    • Saltwatch Program (DNR)

     

     

    Improve waste disposal methods - land fill and wastewater

    • poorly sited and managed landfills
    • sewage treatment and disposal
    • siting and operation of septic tanks

     

     

     

     

    Control of feral and problem animals

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Maintain natural processes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Floodplain management

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Caring for our coast and seas

    We need to maintain and protect our coastal and marine ecosystems.

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Marine species and ecosystem protection

     

     

     

    • Sand replenishment

     

     

     

     

    Sustainably manage Acid Sulfate Soils

    • Urban development and canal construction
    • Agricultural activities

     

     

     

     

    • Mapping of extent and risk level of ASS (DNR)

     

     

    Fisheries resource sharing and management

     

     

     

    • management of impacts to protect ecosystems, eg trawling on shallow parts of the Bay

     

     

     

     

    Sensitive coastal and foreshore development

     

     

     

    • Inappropriate planning controls

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sustainable natural resource management

    We need to carefully manage the region’s natural resources to meet ecological, economic and social needs.

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

    Sound management of sand and gravel extraction & supply

     

     

     

     

    • allocation of resource

     

     

     

     

    Protect good quality agricultural land

    • Encroachment of rural residential development

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Lockyer Valley
  • State Planning Policy 1/92: Development & Conservation of Agricultural Land
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    Financing for sustainability

    • farm profitabiltiy
    • land valuations
    • market pressures
    • loss of productivity through resource quality decline

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Improve air quality

    • increasing use of motor vehicles
    • industrial pollution
    • burning of vegetation
    • odour from intensive farm practices
    • greenhouse gases

     

     

     

     

     

    Coordinate and integrate regional, local and catchment planning activities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Develop measurements for sustainability

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Other issues of concern

    1. How to meet our needs

    2. Problems & Issues

    3. Main areas where problems occur

    4. What is being done now?

    5. What else needs to be done?

    6. How urgent?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What next?

    Now that you have added your comments to the Feedback Forms, please:

    Mary-Jane Weld

    Coordinator, Natural Resource Management Strategy for SEQ

    Department of Natural Resources

    PO Box 864

    IPSWICH Q 4305

    Fax: (07) 3884 5322

    Details of the workshops are given on the enclosed flyer.

    The information gathered from these Feedback Forms is confidential and respondents will not be identified in any material produced for the Strategy. However, if you would like to provide us with contact details, please fill in the space below.

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    Interim Draft Strategy in October 1998

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    Draft Strategy in February 1999

    For more information, or to register for a workshop, please contact:

    Mary-Jane Weld

    Phone: (07) 3884 5327

    Mobile: 0412 585 614

    Email: mary-jane.weld@dnr.qld.gov.au

     

     

    Thank you for contributing to the development of the

    Natural Resource Management Strategy for South East Queensland