The Sunshine Coast Environment Council is the peak environmental advocacy group, protecting the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 40 years.

We advocate for better environmental policy, support local groups on campaigns to protect our natural landscape and marine environments, and encourage action on climate change through education and community engagement.


In a time of rampant development in the late 1970’s, dedicated conservation groups and individuals from all over the Sunshine Coast came together to become a united voice for the environment. In 1980, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) was born. SCEC continues to be a strong and respected voice as the peak environmental advocacy group for the region – having worked with groups on over 80 campaigns to promote and protect the natural values of Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast.

SCEC acknowledges that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government. On the 4th June 2021, the SCEC Management Committee passed the following motion; SCEC acknowledges that there is an ongoing climate emergency and call on local, state and federal governments to act swiftly and decisively to reduce carbon emissions in the hope that we can avert dangerous climate change. SCEC is currently reviewing it's annual plan and operational activities and developing a climate emergency plan that will outline the actions SCEC is taking to reduce emissions as an organisation and the ways in which SCEC is advocating for the reduction of emissions on a local, state and federal level. 

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Media Release: DRAINAGE APPLICATION PUSHES URBANISATION NOT FARMING-SCEC

An application seeking to bypass important environmental permits and oversight for channel and drainage works within the Maroochy River catchment...

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