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.
- QCC calls on Premier to back Renewable Energy
- Two massive projects-one special Forest-says SCEC
- Gathering for the Forest this Saturday-Note location change
- Halls Creek Posters
- Halls Creek Cruise
- Axing RET will cost Australian families
- Climate Change Relay
- Join the ‘Gathering for the Forest’
- QCC calls on Premier to back Renewable Energy 29/08/2014
Media Release: 29 August 2014
Premier Newman must publicly Support Renewable Energy in Queensland-QCC
According to Queensland Conservation (QCC), recommendations by the Commonwealth’s Expert Review Panel, to reduce or remove the Renewable Energy Target (RET) are an attack on the future of Queensland, on small business, on jobs, on the cost of living and on a cleaner environment.
‘We call upon Campbell Newman to publicly repudiate these recommendations and support the retention of the Renewable Energy Target.’ said Toby Hutcheon, Executive Director of QCC Read more
- Two massive projects-one special Forest-says SCEC 22/08/2014
MEDIA RELEASE 21 August
The region’s peak environmental advocacy group continues to call for an urgent rethink of the location and scale of two major projects due to the combined impacts on an environmentally significant forest and the local community.
With the proposal for a 534ha off-road motorcycling facility and the current design for the Steve Irwin Way to Caloundra Road upgrade requiring the clearing of 24 hectares, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) says the inappropriate location and scale of these respective projects will have unacceptable impacts on high conservation values in the Mooloolah Logging Area and the adjacent bushland known as the ‘Steve Irwin Way Forest’. Read more
- Halls Creek Posters 19/08/2014
SCEC has produced four posters that provide an overview of key issues in the Halls Creek debate focusing on: the history of Halls Creek, future development on the SC, Pumicestone Passage and Issues to be considered.
Several communities groups have asked us whether we could make these posters available. They can now be downloaded from our website using the links below. Read more
- Axing RET will cost Australian families 18/08/2014
Media reports in today’s Financial Review that the Abbott Government plans to axe the Renewable Energy Target is devastating news for Australian families and for solar workers across the country, according to the Australian Solar Council.
“Axing the Renewable Energy Target will make it much, much harder for Australian families to reduce their power bills,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council. Read more