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Would you like to work for SCEC?

Do you think you'd be great at coordinating our events, managing teams of volunteers and directing our office.

Then here's your chance. We are recruiting a new coordinator to lead our office and our community engagement activities.

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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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The Climate Change Relay Schedule

The Climate Change Relay Schedule

This year the relay will have two starting points, Sunshine Beach at the northern end (departing at 10:30am) and Kings Beach at the southern end (departing at 12:15pm). The two legs both finish at Cotton Tree right on sunset (5:45pm) where we will be having a free screening of 'Merchants[read more]
We are recruiting a new coordinator

We are recruiting a new coordinator

SCEC is looking for a new coordinator to lead our community engagement and outreach efforts and to direct the functioning of our office. Are you passionate about the environment, well organised, creative, a great communicator, a "people person" and looking to make a difference? Than you may be the person we are[read more]
Zipline still a risk for Kondalilla National Park-SCEC

Zipline still a risk for Kondalilla National Park-SCEC

  The region’s peak environmental advocacy group remains concerned the high conservation and scenic values of the Kondalilla National Park and its spectacular Obi Obi Gorge will be at risk from a proposed zipline. The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) maintains it is inappropriate and unnecessary to locate a commercial, adrenaline based[read more]
Free seminar calls community to action on planning laws

Free seminar calls community to action on planning laws

13 July 2015 MEDIA RELEASE    The Sunshine Coast community must act now and tell the state government to restore community objection rights to developments, says former Sunshine Coast environment councillor Keryn Jones. “Sunshine Coasters love their region and want to ensure that it is developed in a manner that protects the things[read more]
Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

The annual report for the 2014/15 financial year was adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2015. The report looks back on one of our busiest years to date with some great campaign successes and terrific growth in our support base. An enormous vote of thanks goes out to all[read more]
People Power & the Planning scheme

People Power & the Planning scheme

LETTER TO EDITOR The decision by an overwhelming majority of Councillors to not make major changes to the planning scheme to accommodate Sekisui’s ill-conceived intensive development at Yaroomba clearly showed that the community has called it correctly all along. Key issues and recommendations raised in the Council officers’ 27 April report and during[read more]
Community Unanimous-No Change to Town Plan

Community Unanimous-No Change to Town Plan

MEDIA RELEASE - 13 April 2015 A packed community information forum at Coolum on Saturday voted unanimously to oppose any changes to the Sunshine Coast planning scheme that would allow for Sekisui’s proposal for intensive high rise development at Yaroomba Beach. “The capacity audience of 600 people from across the region is[read more]
PUBLIC INFO SESSION ON SEKISUI HOUSE PROPOSAL

PUBLIC INFO SESSION ON SEKISUI HOUSE PROPOSAL

MEDIA RELEASE - 07 April The region’s peak environmental advocacy group, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) will co-host a public information session with local community group Development Watch on Saturday 11 April from 2pm at the Coolum Civic Centre on the Sekisui House proposal at Yaroomba. “With the release of ‘revised[read more]

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This is simply beautiful. I want to live on a planet where volcanoes can fall in love.

Climate Change Relay

Climate Change Relay

Join us for the 2015 Climate Change Relay and join millions of people around the world calling for urgent action on climate change in the lead up to the Paris Climate Summit.

Upcoming Events

  1. Climate Change Relay

    September 26 @ 10:30 am - 8:30 pm