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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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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]
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]

Upcoming Events

StopAdani Sunshine Coast protest events

StopAdani Sunshine Coast protest events

WHEN: Friday 21 April, 12pm
WHERE: Westpac Buderim Branch

WHEN: Friday 5 May at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Westpac Kawana Waters Branch

WHEN: Friday 12 May at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Westpac Maroochydore Branch

Sunday 23rd April – Documentary screening!

Sunday 23rd April – Documentary screening!

Lecture theatre 4 (LT4) University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs. 4-6pm. Adults $15, Concession $7.

29th and 30th April – Movement for Life Training

29th and 30th April – Movement for Life Training

Come along and learn how to be a successful campaigner!

Saturday 13th May – Specs of Sand event

Saturday 13th May – Specs of Sand event

Become informed about the Maroochy River!

4th June – World Environment Day Festival 2017

4th June – World Environment Day Festival 2017

4th June - Save the date!

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

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

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Follow SCEC on Instagram