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Department of Environment and Science

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The department recognises the value a clean environment, innovative society and economy and vibrant culture contributes to our lives. As a diverse organisation, the department brings together key areas of work to achieve their objectives for a better Queensland.

The key areas of work include:

Environment

Responsibility:

  • protect and manage our parks, forests and the Great Barrier Reef for current and future generations
  • enhance Queensland’s ecosystems
  • protect significant heritage places
  • avoid, minimise or mitigate impacts to the environment.

Science

Responsibility:

  • lead the development of science strategy for government
  • deliver scientific expertise to protect and manage our environment and natural resource base
  • support the development of Queensland’s science sector.

Arts

Responsibility:

  • foster a community of the arts and facilitate growth of the arts and cultural sector
  • support arts and cultural growth through partnerships, programs and events
  • invest in all levels of the arts and cultural sector
  • grow Queensland’s cultural reputation and cultural tourism offering.

Department of Environment and Science contact details and office locations.