Hands off Halls Creek

Hands off Halls Creek

Where do you think urban development should go?

On the edge of the Pumicestone Passage or along our rail corridors?

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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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  • Halls Creek – Info Sessions 30/07/2014

    The Hon. Mark McArdle, member for Caloundra will be running a series of info session about Halls Creek in the Caloundra and Beerwah libraries in August and September. Mark is keen to hear the views of ordinary community members so make sure you go along to these sessions and express your views on the issue:
    HallsCreekCaloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra:
    • Monday, 11th August, 10am-noon
    • Monday, 25th August, 10am-noon
    • Monday, 1st September, 10am-noon
    • Monday, 8th September, 10am-noon
    • Monday, 22nd September, 10am-noon
    • Monday, 29th September, 10am-noon

    Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah:
    • Thursday, 14th August, 10am-noon
    • Thursday, 21st August, 10am-noon
    • Thursday, 4th September, 10am-noon
    • Thursday, 11th September, 10am-noon
    • Thursday, 18th September, 10am-noon
    • Thursday, 25th September, 10am-noon

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  • Halls Creek Forum Report 28/07/2014

    HallsCreek33The Halls Creek Community Forum took place on the 3rd of July. The forum, organised by SCEC, OSCAR, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and the Glass House Country Chamber of Commerce, brought together state and local politicians with planning and environmental experts offering an opportunity for the community to find out more about the Halls Creek issue and to ask questions of experts and decision makers.

    The forum was attended by over 250 people and covered a wide range of issues including threats to the Pumicestone Passage, delivery of rail infrastructure and the decline of the inter urban break.

    A summary of the discussion and main issues have been recorded in the Halls Creek Community Forum Report

    Read more
  • Poll says environment laws shouldn’t be weakened 23/07/2014



    Australians reject Abbott Government’s efforts to fast track fracking, dredging and deforestation

     23 July 2014

     The Places You Love Alliance, a coalition of over 42 Australian environment groups, has called on the Abbott Government to abandon its attempt to wind back environmental protections, given they lack popular support and will damage Australia’s environmental assets.

    A new poll has found only eleven per cent of people think that there should be less regulation of the impact of major developments on the environment. Read more

  • Two massive projects-one special forest. Time to save it! 10/07/2014
    Beerwah SF/Mooloolah Logging Area-Motorsport & interchange

    composite map-Motorsports & road upgrade

    This composite map shows the combined impact on native vegetation with its high environmental and amenity values from the proposed  534ha off-road motorcycling facility within the Mooloolah Logging Area AND the upgrade of the Caloundra Road to  Steve Irwin Way section interchange as stage 1 for the proposed future upgrade of the Bruce Highway. It’s a massive and important area. If these two projects go ahead as currently proposed, they will irreversibly alter the character and biodiversity of the region forever.  Read more

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