Resource Directory

This is a guide to the key resources mentioned throughout the Daintree Landholders Kit.


A report for the Wet Tropics Ministerial Council researched and prepared by the Rainforest CRC, Gutteridge Haskins & Davey and Far North Strategies. A Consulting Team led by the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre (Rainforest CRC) proposed a future for the Daintree coastal region based on protecting environmental values while building a sustainable rainforest community on freehold land north of the Daintree River.

 

The existing Douglas Shire Planning Scheme remains in force in 2014 following de-amalgamation from Cairns Regional Council.  The planning scheme applies to particular land uses, such as residential, tourism, industrial and commercial developments and subdivisions. It identifies where different land uses such as shops, houses, units or industrial activities can occur in the Shire, and what performance criteria and specific outcomes are required to be satisfied.

 

Resource guide for the identification of plants and fungi, how to protect and grow native plants, identifying weeds, weed control, ecological and conservation research, and a comprehensive list of publications

 

Jabalbina is the registered Cultural Heritage Body for Eastern Kuku Yalanji Bama insuring the landscape of Kuku Yalanji Bubu (lands) is both environmentally and culturally secure.

This is one of the single most important responsibility of Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC and Jabalbina Yalanji Land Trust .

Jabalbina works closely with its Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners to ensure the maintenance of Kuku Yalanji Bama culture through a number of programs and projects on and off Country.

United as Eastern Kuku Yalanji people we will care for our land, develop our economic and community potential, ensuring our cultural integrity and optimisation of benefits for Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners.

 

 Provides informative guidelines for identification and control of weeds using insecticides/ herbicides.

 

The pest plants and animals that are present in the Douglas Shire Council area are seen to be more or less of a threat depending on the primary values for which a landholder is managing the land.The Pest Management Plan retains the recognition of these land uses whilst integrating the requirements of the Act.

 

Rainforest Rescue has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998. We do this by purchasing and protecting the biodiversity of high conservation value rainforest, and by re-establishing rainforest through planting, maintenance and restoration.

 

This report presents a synthesis of current knowledge through expert opinion about the threats and potential impacts of climate change in the Wet Tropics Cluster (WTC) region across all sectors. The report is framed by the specific topics and issues defined by the NRM groups in the Wet Tropics Cluster (WTC) region, reflecting their planning processes and priorities of these groups as well as the characteristics of their regional communities. The report presents key messages around each topic and issue in bold type in each chapter. These key messages represent our syntheses of expected threats and impacts based on expert opinion but also substantiated by published sources. Each key message is followed by a brief explanation of the underlying scientific evidence with a small number of key citations to the relevant literature. In most cases there is a fair amount of uncertainty associated with the key messages and they should be understood as best estimates based on expert opinion.

This report focuses on four geographically distinct NRM regions grouped in the Wet Tropics Cluster; the Mackay-Whitsunday, Wet Tropics, Cape York, and the Torres Strait regions, which are managed by Reef Catchments NRM, Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM, and the Torres Strait Regional Authority, respectively. Along with very high biodiversity values, there are numerous and substantial economic and cultural values including extensive and intensive agriculture, tourism, mining, and large areas of Indigenous lands in the region.  Much of the NRM Cluster’s area is ‘highly contested’ with multiple and sometimes conflicting demands for the region’s natural resources. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the issues and challenges.

 

Released by the Australian and Queensland governments in March 2015 and is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Reef until 2050. The Plan is a world-first document that outlines concrete management measures for the next 35 years to ensure the Outstanding Universal Value of the Reef is preserved now and for generations to come.

The Plan sets clear actions, targets, objectives and outcomes to drive and guide the short, medium and long-term management of the Reef. The Plan firmly responds to the pressures facing the Reef and will address cumulative impacts and increase the Reef’s resilience to longer term threats such as climate change.

 

Coastal Hazard Maps from the State Government’s Coastal Management Plan which is broken down more specifically for  the Daintree into the regions Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay and Cape Tribulation. The interactive map below displays the coverage of Queensland coastal hazard map sheets at scales 1:40,000 and 1:75,000. Coastal hazard maps can be downloaded as PDF files by selecting the relevant map sheet.

 

Jalunji-Warra Land and Sea Country plan for the protection and respect of traditional areas on the coast and in the GBR lagoon.

 

This report presents a synthesis of current knowledge through expert opinion about the threats and potential impacts of climate change in the Wet Tropics Cluster (WTC) region across all sectors. The report is framed by the specific topics and issues defined by the NRM groups in the Wet Tropics Cluster (WTC) region, reflecting their planning processes and priorities of these groups as well as the characteristics of their regional communities. The report presents key messages around each topic and issue in bold type in each chapter. These key messages represent our syntheses of expected threats and impacts based on expert opinion but also substantiated by published sources. Each key message is followed by a brief explanation of the underlying scientific evidence with a small number of key citations to the relevant literature. In most cases there is a fair amount of uncertainty associated with the key messages and they should be understood as best estimates based on expert opinion.

This report focuses on four geographically distinct NRM regions grouped in the Wet Tropics Cluster; the Mackay-Whitsunday, Wet Tropics, Cape York, and the Torres Strait regions, which are managed by Reef Catchments NRM, Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM, and the Torres Strait Regional Authority, respectively. Along with very high biodiversity values, there are numerous and substantial economic and cultural values including extensive and intensive agriculture, tourism, mining, and large areas of Indigenous lands in the region.  Much of the NRM Cluster’s area is ‘highly contested’ with multiple and sometimes conflicting demands for the region’s natural resources. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the issues and challenges.

 

A Far North Queensland initiative promoting the development and uptake of sustainable building practices in tropical North Queensland with an online forum, plus a number of residential case study designs and contacts.  They also have a very good online library of resources and studies, and a directory for all your building and home improvement needs.

 

FNQROC is the 'gate keeper' administrator for these documents.  Questions regarding specifications or requirements or changes etc should be directed to the Council Planning Department in the Council area you are dealing with. Here you will find design and construction guidelines for aspects of your property such as driveways.

 

is a not-for-profit organisation that conducts research and provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households and industry. They have a great website and forum for energy and water related topics, including RAPS, available to everyone. For $50 a year you can also get expert advice, access to their on-line library and a subscription to ReNew or Sanctuary. There is a Cairns branch that organises local events and sends out a monthly newsletter to members.

 

Find out about bores and underground water, development in water areas and water pricing, catchments and resource planning, as well as water monitoring and data

 

This guide explains how to drill for water, licensing requirements, as well as construction standards and troubleshooting. Also links to the Queensland list of registered water bore drillers.