At the Capricorn Conservation Council (CCC), we are dedicated to protecting and conserving the natural environment of Central Queensland. Our efforts span across various activities aimed at promoting ecological sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, and engaging the community in environmental stewardship. Here’s how we achieve our mission:
Hon Leanne Linard MP - Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation
Hon Leanne Linard MP - Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation

Working with the Environment Minister

Advocacy Efforts: Our advocacy work is a cornerstone of CCC’s activities. Twice a year, CCC represents our members and community groups at the Environment Minister’s Roundtable event. This provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss issues affecting Central Queensland’s environment directly with the Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation. These discussions ensure that our region's environmental concerns are addressed at the highest levels, and we can influence policy decisions that affect our natural heritage​.

Working across all levels of government

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Engaging with Government: CCC regularly engages with local, state, and federal government representatives to address environmental issues and develop sustainable solutions. We participate in various seminars, workshops, and information sessions relevant to local environmental concerns. Our involvement in formal community consultation requests and making submissions on key environmental policies is crucial for contributing to broader conservation outcomes across Queensland.

Workshops, Forums, Outreach & Education

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  • We host community information events where people can learn about the issues and how to take action.
  • We also co-host events in collaboration with the other organisations.
  • We manage campaigns on environmental issues impacting on our region.
  • We appear on discussion panels about a range of issues from plastic pollution to climate change.

Working with the Community

With a very small team, it’s not possible for CCC to take on all issues of concern across the region. Our capacity is limited to matters of high environmental significance which are determined once a thorough assessment of an issue is undertaken. Where CCC are unable to take on an issue, we provide campaign advice to concerned residents where we can. CCC encourage residents to form groups to assist in information gathering and sharing, and to act as a point a contact for the public. This is often done through social media and face to face meet-ups.

The voice of the public is powerful, and with a concerted approach, there is no limit to what a committed group of people working towards a common goal can achieve. CCC encourage residents to contact their local Councillor with their matter of concern, and keep us up to date with how the campaign evolves, and how we can be of assistance within our capacity.

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