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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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Bruce Highway Upgrade-campaign update

Bruce Highway Upgrade-campaign update

Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway project Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey MP unveiled the final design and tender for this project on the Sunshine Coast on Friday 16 September. The efforts of the Minister and the Main Roads project team and their willingness to engage with the community to listen to and[read more]
Restoring Earth-The Film

Restoring Earth-The Film

Let’s get one of Australia’s most heated conflicts on the dinner table: let’s talk land clearing. From paddock to plate, more and more consumers are looking to know where their food comes from, and will be surprised to know that Australia ranks third among developed nations for land clearing globally.[read more]
Queensland Vegetation Reforms

Queensland Vegetation Reforms

The Agriculture and Environment Committee recently handed down its report into the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016  (the VMROLA Bill) The Bill amends the vegetation management framework to reinstate many of the provisions which were in the Vegetation Management Act 1999 prior to the regressive changes made[read more]
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]

See photos from World Environment Day Festival here!

World Environment Day Festival 2016

Upcoming Events

Drag Queen Bingo Night 7pm-9:30pm Friday 4th November

Coolum Civic Centre Entry: $20, groups welcome Prizes for jackpot winners!

EDO (Environmental Defenders Office)

Free events discussing Queensland's new planning legislation

Ian Lowe's Book Launch

"The Lucky Country?-reinventing Australia"

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

Click for a list of working bees in your local area!

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WED Fest!

WED Fest!

Celebrating 37 years of successful World Environment Day Festivals!