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Draft standard conditions for new cropping in Reef regions

The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on the draft standard conditions that will apply to new or expanded commercial cropping and horticulture activities from 1 June 2020 under the Reef protection regulations.

These standard conditions will apply to new or expanded commercial cropping and horticulture activities between five and 100 hectares that do not have a cropping history and require an environmental authority.

Under the regulations, a cropping history is when cropping or horticultural activities have occurred during three out of the last 10 years (with at least one of the years being in the last five years).

Once finalised, the standard conditions will apply across the Cape York, Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary Reef regions.

If you are intending to expand or start a new commercial cropping or horticulture activity in any of these regions, it is important that you have your say on the draft standard conditions. You can read more at www.qld.gov.au/environment/agriculture/sustainable-farming/reef/reef-regulations/producers/cropping.

Written submissions must be received by 7 April 2020 and should be posted or emailed to:

Post
Reef protection regulations, Office of the Great Barrier Reef
Department of Environment and Science
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane QLD 4001

Email

officeofthegbr@des.qld.gov.au

 

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Submit your response now. Closes 7 April 2020, 11.59pm.

Last updated
 26 February 2020

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