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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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Cash for Containers Update: A Great Leap Forward for Bottle and Can Litter Reduction and Recycling in Queensland

Cash for Containers Update: A Great Leap Forward for Bottle and Can Litter Reduction and Recycling in Queensland

Environmental groups have welcomed the State Government’s decision to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme (cash for containers) in Queensland, describing it as a great leap forward for litter reduction, recycling, environmental protection and a vital financial boost for community organisations interested in can and bottle collection. ‘Cash for containers is a[read more]
Airport Expansion EIS: Coordinator-General report

Airport Expansion EIS: Coordinator-General report

Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion – Environmental Impact Statement Release of Coordinator General’s report There has been significant  public discussion about the airport expansion project with it being a particularly 'hot topic' during the local government election campaign earlier in the year. While there has been reported support for the 'New Runway' and[read more]
State budget shines light on the environment

State budget shines light on the environment

In the Queensland state budget handed down on 14 June, we saw some welcome allocations for the environment and the Environment Department itself receiving an 11% increase in necessary funding. This goes some way to restoring vital resourcing cut under the previous government. A representative of Queensland’s peak conservation group, the[read more]
Community Sustainability Action grants

Community Sustainability Action grants

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef The Honourable Steven Miles Budget delivers $12 million in Community Sustainability Action grants A new grants program to support environment, wildlife and heritage projects has been announced in the State Budget. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven[read more]
Update on landclearing bill

Update on landclearing bill

Recent reports and analyses have demonstrated the unsustainable upward trajectory of landclearing rates in Queensland. The Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was introduced on 17 March by Deputy Premier The Hon Jackie Trad MP to address the escalating consequences of such high rates of vegetation loss while still allowing[read more]
Still time to act on vegetation laws!

Still time to act on vegetation laws!

The Agriculture & Environment Committee has extended the deadline for submissions on the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) Bill 2016  to Friday 29 April 2016!  The learned folk at the EDO have prepared this helpful outline.You can also simply write a letter saying how you feel about restoring vegetation protections with these suggested key[read more]

See photos from World Environment Day Festival here!

World Environment Day Festival 2016

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Qld Planning Reforms Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Government is organising free events across SEQ to discuss Queensland's new planning legislation.

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