Feedback sought on Capricorn and Curtis Coasts water quality objectives

The period for making submissions on this project closed 16 June 2014. Submissions will be considered by the department when finalising environmental values under the EPP Water.  For further information email
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is urging everyone who uses the Capricorn and Curtis Coast waters for fishing, boating, recreation and enjoyment, farming or irrigation to take advantage of their final opportunity to have a say about draft environmental values and water quality objectives developed for the region.
FBA Chief Executive Officer Paul Birch said FBA had worked with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) to develop the draft environmental values.
“This is the final chance for the community to give feedback on the identified values and objectives and to tell us what they value most about the waters of the Capricorn and Curtis Coasts,” Mr Birch said.
“The aim is to better manage the region’s water quality. The environmental values and water quality objectives will be used in future land use planning and development assessment.
“They will then be incorporated into law through the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009.”
Mr Birch is encouraging anyone who is interested to come along to the community meetings to be held in Rockhampton on 28 May and in Yeppoon on 3 June to share what they value and get their questions answered by Queensland Government staff.
“If you can’t get to a meeting, then you can find all draft consultation documents, maps and a submission form at the EHP website
“Alternatively, contact FBA and we will do our best to arrange a time to meet with you, discuss the project and hear your views.
For further information about the community meetings or to RSVP, contact FBA on (07) 4999 2800 or email
The closing date for formal submissions is 16 June 2014. For more information about the process and draft documents, visit the EHP website at
See event flyer for more details about the community meetings.