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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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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]
Coastal Pathway Master Plan

Coastal Pathway Master Plan

The Sunshine Coast Council has released the Coastal Pathway Master Plan  for comment. While elements of a coastal pathway have merit, some proposed sections along the 73km alignment represent unacceptable environmental and amenity impacts and should be avoided. Such impacts cannot be justified to simply fulfil the “vision” of a continuous, mostly concrete,[read more]
Plans on show for Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Bruce Highway upgrade

Plans on show for Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Bruce Highway upgrade

The design layout for the $929.3 million Bruce Highway upgrade between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway will be on show at public displays on the Sunshine Coast over coming weeks. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project involved upgrading the highway to six lanes between Caloundra[read more]
Bruce Highway Upgrade-campaign update

Bruce Highway Upgrade-campaign update

Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway project Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey MP unveiled the final design and tender for this project on the Sunshine Coast on Friday 16 September. The efforts of the Minister and the Main Roads project team and their willingness to engage with the community to listen to and[read more]
Restoring Earth-The Film

Restoring Earth-The Film

Let’s get one of Australia’s most heated conflicts on the dinner table: let’s talk land clearing. From paddock to plate, more and more consumers are looking to know where their food comes from, and will be surprised to know that Australia ranks third among developed nations for land clearing globally.[read more]

Donate $10 to the Environment this Xmas!

Donate $10 to the Environment this Xmas!

SCEC relies on the generous donations of our supporters to continue the work that we do. Please consider making a donation this Christmas by clicking the image above.

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

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See photos from World Environment Day Festival here!

World Environment Day Festival 2016

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WED Fest!

WED Fest!

Celebrating 37 years of successful World Environment Day Festivals!