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Agency ID11613
TitleEnvironment and Conservation Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 19/1/1989
End Date 7/12/1989
Date NotesN/A

The Department of Environment and Conservation was responsbile for overseeing the care of Queensland's diverse flora, fauna, landscape and cultural heritage

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148Department of the Attorney-GeneralOffice of Heritage and the Arts
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Information Sources

Department of Environment and Conservation (1989). Annual Report 1988-89.
Queensland Government Gazette Vol. CCCXI, no. 20, 19 January 1989, p. 157
Queensland Government Gazette Vol. CCCXII, no. 117, 7 December 1989, p. 2491
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Establishing Officials in Parliament Act
Abolishing N/A
Administered Brisbane Forest Park Act
Clear Air Act
Clean Waters Act
Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Act
Currumbin Bird Sanctuary Act
Fauna Conservation Act
Fig Tree Pocket Noise Emission Act
Fraser Island Public Access Act
Land Act
Marine Parks Act
Meaker Trust (Raine Island Research) Act
National Parks and Wildlife Act
National Trust of Queensland Act
Noise Abatement Act
Recreation Areas Management Act (*shared with Department of Forestry)
State Development and Public Works Organization Act
State Environment Act
The Native Plants Protection Act
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The Department of Environment and Conservation was established on 19 January 1989. Over the year, the department underwent a number of changes to its organisational structure. By the end of 1989, the Department consisted of 3 divisions: the Division of Corporate Services; the Division of Environment; and the Division of Conservation, Parks and Wildlife.

The Department of Environment and Conservation was responsible for protecting and promoting Queensland's natural environment and cultural heritage.

The Division of Environment was responsible for:
- formulating policies and plans for protecting Queensland's air and water environments and the abatement of industrial and commercial noise
- controlling pollution and evaluating environmental impacts for each of these areas
- assessing environmental quality against desirable objectives
- environmental co-ordination of sensitive projects
- environmental guidance to other authorities and for assistance to other organisations and the community on environmental matters

The Division of Conservation, Parks and Wildlife dealt with:
- policy, operations and planning involving national, environmental, and marine parks and other nature reserves
- maintaining populations of native animals and plants in the wild
- surveying of lands and waters for possible reservation for conservation and carrying out related scientific investigations
- providing facilities for visitors seeking nature-based recreation
- recording and maintaining important elements of the State's cultural heritage

The Department of Environment and Conservation was renamed the Department of Environment and Heritage on 7 December 1989.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID11613, Environment and Conservation Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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