Gold Coast and Hinterland Branch
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Ban Beach Bars protest, Kurrawa Beach, Gold Coast.
Wildlife Queensland Gold Coast and Hinterland Branch acts as a network for people and organisations, educating and engaging the local community in conservation efforts within the region.
The Gold Coast and Hinterland region is home to a wide array of threatened native species. It is the mission of our branch to generate awareness of these species and educate locals on what they can do to help preserve habitats and support the survival of native fauna and flora.
What we do
Wildlife Queensland Gold Coast and Hinterland Branch protects wildlife and their habitats through campaigns such as:
- Save Our Spit
- Save Black Swan Lake
- Ban Beach Bars
- End Oxenford Quarry’s 100 more years extension
- Hinterland protection (including protecting Springbrook).
As well as through:
- educational workshops
- public awareness and education activities, such as our annual display on World Environment Day.
Black swan (Cygnus atratus), Gold Coast.
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Our branch meetings are held at The Community House, Bishoff Park, Nerang Street, Nerang QLD 4211.
Latest branch news
Wildlife Queensland’s Gold Branch is “getting crabby” about the exploitation of coastal environments and asking Queenslanders whether they want pristine, natural beaches free from private on-sand commercialisation, or whether they want sunbed-crowded, litter-strewn Balinese-style sandpits largely devoid of wildlife and non-paying beachgoers.
In September, Gold Coast City Councillors voted 8 to 5 to reject the 100-year+ development application for Nucrush Quarry at Oxenford, but while that particular battle was won, the larger war looks set to continue. Of particular concern to Wildlife Queensland was the proposal’s potential for extreme, irreversible environmental damage.
A concerning recent report by the Gold Coast Bulletin has revealed that the Gold Coast City Council supermajority resolution regarding the preservation of Black Swan Lake at Bundall on Queensland’s Gold Coast has been called into question and Council is moving to infill the remaining 20 per cent of the lake.