The Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network

The Greater Brisbane region is home to over 2 million people - around half of Queensland’s total population - and is also home to the most biodiverse capital city in Australia. This creates a unique challenge and an exciting opportunity to achieve a truly green and sustainable city.

From October 2018 - November 2019, QCC delivered 12-month Myer Foundation grant for the Greater Brisbane Region Coordination Project. The project's objectives were to build the capacity of local groups, improve coordination and deliver better conservation outcomes for the region. Representatives of more than 100 locally-based environment groups were engaged in co-designing a plan for building the foundations for ongoing coordinated advocacy among Greater Brisbane’s environment groups. This informal network of organisations is called the Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network (G-BEAN).

The G-BEAN is an evolving, growing community representing those working collectively to build on current advocacy efforts, initiate actions, organise for impact and achieve significant, long-lasting change for the region. The network focuses its conservation and environmental protection efforts within the local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich, and Moreton. The G-BEAN also works with neighbouring groups including the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Darling Downs Environment Council, the Gold Coast Environment Council, and groups representing the Scenic Rim to work to reduce the impact we have on the wider Australian landscape, as well as the global environment and climate system. 

The map below, developed by a research student, Maggie, from the University of Queensland, provides a visual representation of the social network of some of the active environment and conservation advocacy groups in the Greater Brisbane region. You can find group profiles including their location, contact information, and issues focus, by clicking on their placemark on the map. 

The map aims to assist in sharing information and connecting groups and individuals to be more effective advocates that are collectively delivering positive change.

We are also collecting stories from G-BEAN members about their local campaigns - Click here to hear from grassroots campaigners about their excellent work protecting local places.


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Catchment Health (e.g. Creek & Bush Care)
Local Chapter
Local Government
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Nature Conservation (e.g. Biodiversity Protection)
Sustainable Lifestyles & Planning
Wildlife Carers
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Rose Adams 139 Duringan St Currumbin, QLD 4223, Australia
Australian Conservation Foundation 105 Vulture St, Suite 16, Level 1, West End, QLD 4101, Australia
Australian Marine Conservation Society 145 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia
Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union Level 1 457 Upper Edward Street Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia -
Keep Qld Beautiful South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia
BirdLife Southern Queensland PO Box 375, Annerley, QLD 4103, Australia
Birkdale Progress Association Birkdale, QLD 4159, Australia -
Melinda Brennan Ferny Grove, QLD 4055, Australia -
Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association PO Box 350, Bribie Island, Queensland 4507, Australia
Bringing Maridahdi to Ipswich 3-7 Bowtell St, Rangeville, QLD 4350, Australia -
Brisbane Region Environment Council PO Box 479, Morningside, QLD 4170, Australia -
Brisbane Residents United QLD, Australia
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) QLD 4000, Australia
Kedronbrook Catchment QLD, Australia -
Bayside Creeks Catchment Group PO Box 5020, Manly West, QLD 4179 , Australia
Centenary and District Environment Action Inc PO Box 4532, Mt Ommaney, QLD 4074, Australia -
Community Alliance for Responsible Planning PO Box 427, Capalaba, Queensland 4157, Australia -
Cubberla Witton Catchments Network 47 Hepworth Street Chapel Hill Qld 4069, QLD 4069, Australia -
Darling Downs Environment Council PO Box 6323, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
Environmental Defenders Office (QLD) Inc 205 Montague Rd West End , 8, QLD 4101, Australia
Friends of Pooh Corner Rowland Tce Coal Falls 4305, QLD 4305 -
Friends of Stradbroke Island PO Box 167, North Stradbroke Island Point Lookout, Queensland 4183, Australia -
Chris Galbraith PO Box 1040, Milton, Queensland 4064, Australia
Healthy Land & Water 160 Ann St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000, Australia -
Paul Hodda PO Box 5388, Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161, Australia -
Ipswich Koala Protection Society -
Ipswich Residents Against Toxic Environments (IRATE) -
Genevieve Jones -
Koala Bay Wellington Point, QLD 4160, Australia -
Koala Rescue Queensland 149 Grigor St Moffat Beach QLD 4551, QLD 4551, Australia -