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The Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA) is a multidisciplinary non-profit organisation.

QELA educates its members and non members about planning and environment law and issues concerning town planning and the natural environment. We provide forums for debating the law and relevant issues. Our representatives serve on many stakeholder committees reviewing legislation and government policy.

If you work in the planning and environment
field, or would like to understand it better, QELA can help.

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Following 18 months of selective consultation, the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) has released the highly anticipated draft Planning and Development Bill 2014 (QLD). The purpose of the seminar is to provide an overview of the recently released draft legislation. Please click on the below flyer for more information and to book. Limited spaces are available. 

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QELA is delighted to announce Confidential Document Solutions as our printing partner. 
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc. will be held as follows:
Date - Tuesday 9 September 2014
Time - 5:30 pm
Venue – McCullough Robertson, Level 11, Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle Lane Brisbane

The agenda will include:
• Confirmation of minutes from the 2013 Annual General Meeting
• Presentation of the 2013-2014 Annual Report
• Presentation of the 2013-2014 financial statements
• Election of Management Committee
• General business

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.


Members are invited to apply for positions on the Management Committee of the Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc. If you wish to nominate, please note the requirements set out below. Nominations must arrive at QELA's office by post or email, no later than 5:00 pm on Monday 11 August 2014.

To nominate for, or vote on positions, you must be a current financial member of the Queensland Environmental Law Association for the 2014-2015 financial year. Please click on this link to download a membership form for 2014-2015. http://www.qela.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=56

The articles of the Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc. require that:
(a) Nominations for the office of President, Vice-President (2), Secretary, Treasurer and the positions of Member of the Management Committee (5) must be made in writing, signed by two financial members of QELA and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the nomination form); and shall be delivered by post, fax or email to reach the Secretary of the Association on or before 5:00 pm on Monday 11 August 2014.

(b) Each eligible nomination shall include the name and brief biography (100 words) of the nominating candidate for the Management Committee, for use on ballot papers.

(c) If insufficient nominations are received to fill all nominations on the Committee:
(i) The candidates nominated shall be deemed elected; and
(ii) The Committee at a duly convened meeting held subsequent to the closing date provided above, may make such further nominations for any position or category of Committee Member as may become necessary to ensure that the Committee shall be constituted in accordance with clause 11(1) of the Articles of Association.

(d) If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated shall be deemed elected.

(e) If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled a ballot shall be held. Ballot papers will be circulated with instructions at least fourteen (14) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

(f) The closing date for return of ballot papers shall be one (1) day prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Further details about the AGM will be provided closer to the date.

Please note:
• All nominees must be current financial members of the Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc. http://www.qela.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=56
• Nominations must be made on the nomination form (attached).
• QELA’s Rules of Association are available on our website at http://www.qela.com.au/.
• Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. It is expected that members will be available to attend the majority of these meetings.
• QELA’s postal address is Level 5, 149 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000.
• Receipt of nomination forms will be confirmed by email.

Additional information may be obtained by calling QELA's Executive Officer on (07) 3832 4865 or emailing info@qela.com.au.

Leisa Sinclair
Queensland Environmental Law Association 
2014 QELA Junior Expert Witness Workshop Announced!
2014 QELA Junior Expert Witness Workshop Announced! QELA is delighted to announce that we are conducting another Junior Expert Witness Workshop this year, please click on the form for more information and to find out how to register your interest.

We also invite those who are currently experts to register their interest in assisting via email to info@qela.com.au.

Sponsorships are also available for these workshops, please contact the Executive Officer on info@qela.com.au or 3832 4865 for more information