Ticket sales close July 7th at 11:55pm

The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) has been active in increasing Queensland’s National Park Estate and seeking management of threats for 92 years.

The Association’s objects throughout time can be summarised to:

  • advocate the preservation of existing parks and the reservation of all other suitable areas,

  • educate public opinion,

  • form a link between the public and the parks administration,

  • co-operate with other organisations with similar objects and

  • assist in enforcing national park protective regulations.

in the early 90’s, Romeo Lahey recognised that “no body of public opinion was organised to combat the influences which were operating against the best interests of national parks”. Discussions with like-minded people led to the official formation of NPAQ at the (just constructed) Brisbane City Hall on the 15th of April 1930.

Due to COVID 19 we have been unable to celebrate our 90th anniversary, which passed in 2020. With restrictions now eased, this July we are finally going to celebrate this momentous occasion with a formal dinner on July 22nd at the same venue as that inaugural meeting, Brisbane City Hall.

Following the COVID19 pandemic, we have decided that the theme of the dinner will be ‘Blue and Green’ to highlight the importance of blue and green spaces for our health.

We will have short presentations from a number of speakers including Cameron Costello, an award ceremony, lucky door prizes and an auction/raffle for some fantastic prizes!

Key Information

Date: 22nd July 2022

Theme: Blue & Green

Time: 6:30pm – 10pm

Dress Code: Formal

Venue: Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall

RSVP: 11:55pm, 7th July 2022

The best parking for the event is available in King George Square car park and access to the Brisbane Room is via the Ann Street entrance to Brisbane City Hall.

Our Speakers

Cameron Costello

Cameron Costello is a Quandamooka man from Moreton Bay, Brisbane in Queensland. He has worked previously in the legal industry and has over 15 years’ experience delivering First Nation policies and programs.

Cameron recently completed 7 years as the CEO for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) ‐ the Native Title Body and Cultural Heritage Body for the native title determination over Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). He is a member on key Boards and committees including the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Queensland First Nations Tourism Council, Healthy Land and Water and the Queensland Koala Advisory Council.

Cameron was previously the Co-Chair of the QYAC/Qld Government’s Senior Implementation Working Group for the joint management of Naree Budjong Djara (My Mother Earth) National Park on Minjerribah. This included developing the National Park Management Plan, the ranger program, integration of traditional knowledge and cultural heritage projects in parks management and legislative changes to increase national park to currently 50% of the island.

As QYAC CEO Cameron secured funding to progress a Quandamooka led World Heritage Listing for Moreton Bay and was a key negotiator for the 2019 Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) Native Title Determination.

Lucky Door Prize

Curtesy of Helping Hand Group

Raffle Prizes

Available for purchase on the night

Generously donated by Binna Burra Lodge, O’Reilly’s, The Australian Koala Foundation and The Royal Geographical Society of QLD