Hands off Halls Creek

Hands off Halls Creek

Where do you think urban development should go?

On the edge of the Pumicestone Passage or along our rail corridors?

Photo of the day

My husband Nathan, a qualified reptile handler and rehabilitator, found this baby Golden-Crowned Snake in our backyard in Mount Coolum.

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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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Hot Topics

  • 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

  • Climate Change Relay 16/08/2014

    Click to view large version.

    On the 23rd of September 2014 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will host a global climate summit involving leaders of government, business and civil society. On Sunday the 21st people around the world will be running events in their community to show their concern about climate change and their support for strong leadership on the issue. Millions of people have already registered for thousands of events with mass rallies planned in London, Rio, New York, Berlin and Melbourne.

    The Sunshine Coast Environment Council will host a Climate Change Relay to join our voice to the global chorus of concerned citizens. The relay will walk the length of the coast starting at Sunshine Beach SLSC at sunrise and finishing at Kings Beach at sunset. Starting at Sunrise this will be the first event to kick off in Australia (and depending what our friends in NZ and the rest of the pacific do, possibly even the world!).

    The route, which runs (almost) entirely along the beach, has been divided in 35 stages each of which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete (click here to view the relay schedule). We are inviting everyone on the coast to come and join us for one or more stages and show you care about climate change.

    Click here to register now. Read more

  • Halls Creek – Info Sessions 30/07/2014

    The Hon. Mark McArdle, member for Caloundra will be running a series of info session about Halls Creek in the Caloundra and Beerwah libraries in August and September. Mark is keen to hear the views of ordinary community members so make sure you go along to these sessions and express your views on the issue: Read more

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

Upcoming Events

  1. Petrie Save Solar Forum

    August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Maleny Music Weekend

    August 29 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Pumicestone Passage Sunset Cruise

    August 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Happy Earth Festival

    September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Climate Change Relay

    September 21 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm