Size of protected land on Curtis Island increased

NEARLY two thirds of Curtis Island at Gladstone will now be set aside for environmental conservation, with more than 25,000 hectares to be newly protected.

Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell visited Gladstone on Friday to inspect the proposed protected area.

Funding from three LNG companies has been used to purchase a former grazing property and leases, and remove cattle from the island.

The funding is part of the companies' environmental offset that was a requirement of the LNG plants being approved.

Read the full story in Saturday's Observer.



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