B4C was mentioned in State Parliament by Di Farmer MP earlier this month. It was part of a speech about the Nature Conservation & Other Legislation Amendment Bill.
This bill is about restoring the conservation of nature as the cardinal principle for our national parks. There are a range of other things which I will not speak to. The bill also recognises the importance of consultation and engaging local communities in the matters that are important to them. It looks at making changes to the classes. I looked particularly at the national park (scientific) class to make sure that it is reinstated for the protection of highly significant natural values. It represents the highest level of protection under the act. These things are so important.
Before I finish I would like to acknowledge the people who work so strongly for the environment. In my own electorate, the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee are the most wonderful, dedicated and committed group of people with whom I have had the great privilege of spending a lot of time.
There are also the Bushcare groups like Myuna, Majestic Outlook, Seven Hills, Perrin Creek and the Cannon Hill Bushcare Group. These are all people who are totally committed to the same sorts of values that I have been espousing tonight.
I would like to congratulate the committee. Obviously, there were a lot of submissions and there were a lot of considerations to make in looking at this bill. I especially commend the minister, who I know has a deep personal commitment to what this bill is all about. I commend the bill to the House.