As a Queenslander and one of your constituents, it’s so important to me that we keep our state’s natural assets protected and healthy for future generations.
That is why I’ve joined the call to Double It For Nature.
Together, we’re calling on the Palaszczuk Government to invest in doubling the size of Queensland’s national parks and protected areas on private land.
Despite being in the midst of biological and climate crises, Queensland has the lowest percentage of land currently under protection compared to every other state. This has to change and we know that it’s possible.
I’m looking to you for leadership. That means fulfilling your promise to build a world class protected area system in line with national and international targets of at least 17%. It means investing in better management of our protected areas to make sure environmental threats like invasive weeds, feral animals and destructive fires are kept to a minimum.
The Protected Area Strategy and its funding ‘down payment’ lays a great foundation. Now is the time to be big and bold for nature in Queensland - for local communities, for cultural protection, for tourism industries, for job opportunities, and for nature.