Well known local inventor Herb Fenn needs some unused round plastic outdoor tables with easily removable legs, to be made into 'Herbie Derbies'. You may remember these amazing pieces of musical creativity from this year's World Environment Day (pictured) and Climate Day of Action Rally. If you can upcycle these unwanted items then give Herb a call on: 5446 8829.
New Coast planning scheme awaits state approval: SCC 6/12/2013
The draft Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme is one step closer to being adopted after Sunshine Coast Council finalised changes to the draft plan and sent it to the State Government for approval. Read more..
Flexilink grows in popularity: SCC 9/12/2013
Flexilink passenger numbers on the Conondale to Maleny service are growing, showing that the Hinterland community are willing to change their public transport habits. Read more...
Murray de-listing driven by politics, not science: ACF 11/12/2013
The Federal Government’s scrapping of the Murray River’s ‘critically endangered’ listing is a poor decision driven by politics, not science, the Australian Conservation Foundation said. Read more...
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Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
Sunshine Coast Light Rail Project
Draft Amendment to the Caloundra City Council Planning Scheme 1996
Barrier Reef: Dredge and dump projects approved: SMH 11/12/2013
Several massive resource projects have been approved on the Great Barrier Reef coast by the federal government including the dredging and dumping of spoil near the reef and a new coal export terminal. Read more..
Abbot Point approval misses the point: ABC News 11/12/13
What is the point of an environmental assessment processes if it misses out one of the most pressing environmental issues? Jutting out into the deep waters of the Coral Sea, the jetty can berth a pair of coal ships loading up with the lucrative cargo. Read more..
Commonwealth Government turns its back on expert scientific advice and sets shocking precedent for national environment protection: HSI 11/12/13
Humane Society International (HSI) is extremely disappointed in the Federal Government’s rash decision this morning to disallow two Critically Endangered Ecological Communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999 (EPBC Act). Read more..
Humane Society International's Technical Bulletin has been released, and includes a key section on federal environmental legislation on pages 2-5, with an “update on the "Places You Love campaign” (SCEC is a member of the Places You Love Alliance) http://placesyoulove.org/