Timeline of achievements
The association begins
The Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association (BIEPA) began as a group of five Island residents interested in celebrating and conserving its unique natural assets and lifestyle.
Pulp & paper mill
Challenged the construction of a pulp and paper mill on Bribie.
Challenged the plan for a coal-loading facility on Bribie.
Challenged a theme park proposed for the Island.
Challenged a proposal to build a satellite city to house
200,000 people including an underwater tunnel to the Island.
BIEPA NEWS started and was published until 2020.
Became an Incorporated Association.
Members joined a Brisbane protest against old-growth forest logging and wood chipping.
Spawned and still supports Wallum Action Group and Wildlife Rescue Queensland.
Began hosting its popular annual “Wonders of the Wallum” wildflower walks and participating in Clean Up Australia Day.
Map of tracks
Produced the first map of Walking Tracks on the island.
After years of lobbying all levels of government by BIEPA, Buckley’s Hole was declared a Conservation Park.