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This beautiful Yellow-faced Whip Snake passed through my yard in Mount Coolum in early 2013. These snakes are only mildly venomous and enjoy a diet of skinks and frogs.

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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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Don't Rock the Maroochy!

Don't Rock the Maroochy!

At the 25 January Ordinary Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Council, a questionable and contentious motion recommending options which would ultimately see the rock walling of the magnificent Maroochy River was sensibly not supported. Instead, an alternative motion put by Mayor Mark Jamieson to undertake further studies and consultation was unanimously passed. Amongst a range of necessary considerations, this 'pause[read more]
Qld planning instruments-Have your say!

Qld planning instruments-Have your say!

Three key State planning instruments open for your comment until 10 February These instruments protect key environment and community issues across Qld and dictate many features of Qld's planning framework. Please see more at EDO Qld [read more]
An overview of the draft SEQ Regional Plan

An overview of the draft SEQ Regional Plan

Draft SEQ regional plan released-have your say by 3 March 2017 The draft South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Plan has been released and is open for comment until midnight on Friday 3 March 2017. Read more… The SEQ Regional Plan is an important regional planning tool, which can direct how both the state and[read more]
Protected Area Strategy-Have your say

Protected Area Strategy-Have your say

Media statement- Minister Dr Steven Miles MP The Palaszczuk Government has released a discussion paper on its draft Protected Area Strategy Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said the discussion paper was available online and invited all Queenslanders to have their say on the draft strategy. “We’re asking the public for their comments on how[read more]
Have Your Say on Planning - FREE SEMINARS!    

Have Your Say on Planning - FREE SEMINARS!    

             Care about the environment, community, responsible development and quality planning? Right now, important opportunities exist for you to have your say on how planning happens in your region and across the state. To make sure you have the information and analysis you need to take up these opportunities, leading independent[read more]
Halls Creek & the SEQ Regional Plan

Halls Creek & the SEQ Regional Plan

Shaping SEQ 2016 The draft SEQ Regional Plan or ShapingSEQ  was released on 20 October for comment until 03 March 2017. While the real questions about unsustainable population growth and 'growth' projections need to be asked and objectively answered, the South-East Queensland Regional or ShapingSEQ  is the overarching statutory planning document. As[read more]

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WED Fest!

WED Fest!

Celebrating 37 years of successful World Environment Day Festivals!