Hands off Halls Creek

Hands off Halls Creek

SCEC extends an open invite to all community groups on the Sunshine Coast to join one of our Halls Creek Cruises to learn more about this issue that will impact on all Sunshine Coast Residents.

Contact Wiebe to find out more.

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Climate Action Shirt

Order your climate action shirt now and continue to spread the word after the climate change relay is over.

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Picturesque Upper Noosa River

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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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  • Dear Council…. Uphold the planning scheme-no beachside highrise! 24/10/2014


    Fm ocean Mt Coolum backdrop-FB

    At the Special Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Council to consider Planning Scheme amendments on 30 September, Council resolved to defer any decision on such amendments until December. See Minutes A deferral does not mean that a significant amendment, such as undoing the overarching Strategic Intent of the Planning Scheme, is off the table. Yaroomba and other parts of region are still vulnerable to having changes made to accomodate development currently not permitted in the newly adopted Planning Scheme. Like, 17 buildings on less than 20ha at Yarooomba with multiple towers around 40m! So, Councillors still need to hear from you….



    Councillor contacts

    Write to or ring all councillors making it clear that you do NOT want the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme amended to allow high rise development. The changes to the planning scheme will affect the whole of the Sunshine Coast ..not just Yaroomba. We need to preserve the natural environment that we value and enjoy and that tourists, who do not want a Gold Coast style experience, also rate highly and value.

    TELL THEM: ‘Do not support amendments to the planning scheme that would allow high-rise, The Strategic Intent of the scheme and the Local Plans must be upheld’


    Why? Read more

  • Town plan shock: Sekisui’s plan for 17 beach buildings 08/10/2014

    Sekisui concept plan 08Oct14


    SEKISUI House revealed yesterday plans to erect 17 buildings on a 20ha piece of Yaroomba beachfront ranging from three to 10 storeys.

    The project, an application for which will be lodged next year, includes five 10-storey buildings, each 39m tall, one nine-storey building, two of eight storeys, seven buildings to seven storeys and two between two to three storeys.

    The company’s senior development manager Evan Aldridge said he wanted to release facts and images on the proposal so the community could provide feedback on correct information.

    RELATED: Polls show Coast residents don’t want lift in high-rise

    See full article here   Read more

  • Time to Act! Council considers town plan changes 26/09/2014

    Magnificent Yaroomba-no high rise now or ever!

    The Sunshine Coast Council is holding a special meeting on Tues 30 September to consider amendments to the recently adopted planning scheme  – these are likely to allow Sekisui House to develop high rise hotels and apartments on the beach in Yaroomba. And possibly, Bokarina.  This is the thin edge of wedge to allowing inappropriate high-rise development along our famously low-rise, environmentally significant natural coastline. Read more

  • Ready for the relay 20/09/2014

    Thank you to the 350+ people who have registered for our climate change relay tomorrow. We are very much looking forward to it and the event WILL GO AHEAD regardless of rain or sunshine,

    All people registered for stage 1 please make sure you are there by 5.10 AM for the welcome to country.

    Have a good sleep and see you tomorrow.

    Climate Action outline

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Free showing of 'Chasing Ice' on Saturday 16th August - See Event Calendar for details.