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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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Lack of rigour risks the mighty Maroochy

Lack of rigour risks the mighty Maroochy

MEDIA RELEASE 11 August 2017 Too Many Unanswered Questions Risk the Mighty Maroochy-SCEC The Sunshine Coast Environment Council is questioning how Council’s own fact sheet[1]  can identify a 200 metre rock groyne as the “most beneficial option” to replace the existing sand groynes in Maroochy estuary, while the supporting engineering studies (JBP[read more]
Ban Plastic Bags & Bring on Cash for Containers

Ban Plastic Bags & Bring on Cash for Containers

HAVE YOUR SAY! The Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017  announces a ban on single use lightweight plastic bags in QLD (including biodegradable). The ban will apply from July 2018. Approximately one billion bags are used anddumped in QLD every year. The bill also contains the planned introduction of a Container Refund Scheme[read more]
Express Your Art & Heart to Protect Elanda Point

Express Your Art & Heart to Protect Elanda Point

A proposal has been put forward to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing by Eco Camp Pty Ltd (Discovery Group) to downgrade 2.6 hectares in the Noosa River Declared Fish Habitat Area at Elanda Point (see Map 2) from a management A to a managment B Fish Habitat Area so they[read more]
Keep the Maroochy rock free!

Keep the Maroochy rock free!

It has been two months since the Council voted to defer a decision on rocking the Maroochy River mouth and there has been no public indication of what level of consultation there will be. Time is running out for meaningful consultation given that a report is due to go to Council’s[read more]
Shelly Beach Dune Vegetation ‘Management Trial’

Shelly Beach Dune Vegetation ‘Management Trial’

Conservation of our coast or ‘beachfront garden’ for a few? A small group of North Shelly Beach residents has approached the Sunshine Coast Council (item 8.2.1 of the 23 March Ordinary Meeting agenda) requesting a change in management of the dunes between Russell Street and William Street to provide for their[read more]
Keep the Maroochy rock free!

Keep the Maroochy rock free!

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]

Fundraiser Event! Drag Queen Bingo

Fundraiser Event!   Drag Queen Bingo

It's on again! Book your tickets now for the highly anticipated Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser evening. Tickets are $20 pre-sold only. What better way to celebrate the end of year with your friends and colleagues than to attend an evening like this!

The Festival photos are here!

The Festival photos are here!

Click on the image above to look at the beautiful photos from this year's World Environment Day Festival on our Festival Facebook Page.

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

Click for a list of working bees in your local area!

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