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Policies and strategies

The department, in consultation with state and local government, business, industry, community groups and other interested groups, develops environmental protection policies and strategies to help provide frameworks and guidelines for managing Queensland's environment.

Under Queensland's Environmental Protection Act 1994, environmental protection policies are developed to cover specific aspects of the environment. Approved policies include:

Strategies provide a framework within which the environment can be managed using principles of ecologically sustainable development.

A key document is the Regulatory Strategy an overarching guideline for how the department carries out its role as Queensland’s environment and heritage regulator.

Last updated
7 October 2016