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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

10 May – “Guarding the Galilee” – Free Screening

10 May – “Guarding the Galilee” – Free Screening

Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Stop Adani Sunshine Coast would like to invite you to a screening of Guarding The Galilee: a new 30 minute documentary film that takes us inside the fight to stop Adani coal.

Hosted by award-winning actor Michael Caton, the film features farmers, dive instructors and boat operators all concerned about the impacts that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine would have on water resources, climate and the reef.

Guarding the Galilee
Where > University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs (Lecture Theatre 1)
When > Wednesday 10 May 2017, 6:30 PM arrival for 7:00 PM start
RSVP > RSVP on our Facebook Page under events for more info and directions.

13 May – Symphony by the Sea

Symphony By The Sea

The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra will once again pay a return visit to play at the Coolum Civic Centre

The programme of music will have something for everyone from Bach in the Baroque era to the Beatles.

Wine, cheese & afternoon tea provided.

When: Saturday 13 May at 2 pm.
Where: Coolum Civic Centre
Cost: General $22 advance, $25 at door. Kids 12 and under free.

Purchase tickets online at: www.developmentwatch.com.au

Saturday 13th May – Specks of Sand event

Saturday 13th May – Specks of Sand event

Become informed about the Maroochy River!

4th June – World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) festival is on again at Cotton Tree after great success last year! Join SCEC in our premiere and largest event of the year.

Open from: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 4 June, 2017
Where: Maroochydore Memorial Park, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast QLD

Also follow us on FB at: https://www.facebook.com/worldenvironmentday/

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

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

Follow SCEC on Instagram

Follow SCEC on Instagram