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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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  • Two massive projects-one special forest. Time to save it! 10/07/2014
    Beerwah SF/Mooloolah Logging Area-Motorsport & interchange

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    This composite map shows the combined impact on native vegetation with its high environmental and amenity values from the proposed  534ha off-road motorcycling facility within the Mooloolah Logging Area AND the upgrade of the Caloundra Road to  Steve Irwin Way section interchange as stage 1 for the proposed future upgrade of the Bruce Highway. It’s a massive and important area. If these two projects go ahead as currently proposed, they will irreversibly alter the character and biodiversity of the region forever.  Read more

  • Senate inaction threatens places Australians love 24/06/2014

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    Tuesday 24 June 2014

     The places Australians love face increased threats after the Environment and Communications Senate Committee recommended yesterday that environment approval powers be devolved to state governments.

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  • Petition to keep motorsports out of Mooloolah Logging Area 19/06/2014

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    SCEC remains concerned that the state government is pushing ahead with the establishment of a motorsports precinct, starting with an off-road motorcycling facility, within the Mooloolah Logging Area. This proposal has bypassed community consultation or due consideration of more suitable alternative sites.  We need to act urgently to prevent the loss of  biodiversity values and an important part of a key bio-regional corridor.

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  • UN rules Reef in trouble-Places You Love media release 19/06/2014


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    Places You Love MEDIA RELEASE

    United Nations rules Great Barrier Reef in trouble: Federal Government should not leave the Reef in Newman’s hands

     Thursday 19 June 2014

    The Places You Love alliance, representing more than 40 Australian environment groups, says the Federal Government should not hand responsibility for protecting the Great Barrier Reef to the Queensland Government. Read more

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