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Sunshine Coast Environment Council

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC represents over 40 community groups working on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability.

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Minister defends National Parks

Minister defends National Parks

The Agriculture and Environment Committee reported on the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 on 05 February.   The report is available here The restoration of fundamental provisions in the Act such as the cardinal principle which recognises National Parks as cornerstones for conservation was crucial to protecting the Kondalilla National Park[read more]
Planning reforms-submissions due!

Planning reforms-submissions due!

SUPPORTING INSTRUMENTS - SUBMISSIONS DUE 05 FEB   The Queensland Government is seeking comment on the draft planning supporting instruments until 6pm 5 February 2016. The supporting instruments include the regulation and the rules and guidelines which now contain much of the substance of the planning framework, including the development assessment[read more]
Planning seminar-presentations

Planning seminar-presentations

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland and SCEC hopes you managed to make it to the recent seminar on the supporting instruments, and that if you did, you found it interesting and informative. If you weren't able to attend, this update should put you in the picture and assist in preparing a[read more]
Saving the Steve Irwin Way Forest

Saving the Steve Irwin Way Forest

Following Expressions of Interest for the Bruce Highway Upgrade-Caloundra Road to Sunshine Mwy, SCEC understands two proponents have been selected to progress into the competitive design phase. Now subject to commercial-in-confidence, emphasis has been given by Transport & Main Roads to 'minimise' the impact on the Steve Irwin Way Forest. While[read more]
Maroochydore Sands proposal

Maroochydore Sands proposal

SCEC acknowledges there are environmental considerations which we raise in our submission We also understand there are other impacts that must be addressed. We are actively engaged in all manner of developments & projects that have significant, irreversible environmental impacts in efforts to ensure the Sunny Coast's environment & lifestyle is[read more]
Decades of environmental planning reform rolled back

Decades of environmental planning reform rolled back

In 1997 the Integrated Planning Act was passed and represented a major shift in Queensland planning law, moving from a prescriptive approach to “performance based” assessment of development impacts. Since then, the IPA underwent numerous minor amendments until the last big over-haul of the planning system resulted in the reincarnation[read more]

Paddle Out for Climate Action

Paddle Out for Climate Action

Click the photograph above to view photos from our recent events through our Instagram page. It's the easiest way to stay up to date with our latest and greatest happy snaps and educational infograms!

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Seabin Project : Cleaning our oceans one marina at a time

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