Environmental Offsets Discussion Paper Feedback

The Property Council has provided feedback to the State Government’s review of Queensland’s Environmental Offsets Framework.

While the Property Council is highly supportive of initiatives that protect Queensland’s environment, the submission raises concerns about the impact of the framework, which does not provide the most effective environmental solution and may have negative long-term implications for land supply.

The Property Council maintains that a holistic strategic assessment of environmental matters is needed, particularly in the high growth region of SEQ, as it would provide the most consistent delivery of offsets in Queensland, and would provide improved environmental protection. 

As SEQ’s population is expected to increase by 2 million over the next 25 years, it is imperative that long term plans cater for adequate land supply, as well as environmental protection.

Download the Property Council’s submission below.