Have your say on Local Issues:
Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
Sunshine Coast Light Rail Project
Draft Amendment to the Caloundra City Council Planning Scheme 1996
Say 'NO' to the Cooroy Broiler Farm Proposal-council still considering submissions
Uphold the Environmental Values of the Maleny Community Precinct
Riparian buffer zones are important environmental areas- for the health of the Obi Creek and our wildlife. Buffer zones on the Maleny Community Precinct are being threatened. Maleny & District Green Hills have begun a campaign to protect these important corridors. Read more here.
You can join the campaign by: viewing campaign details page or signing the petition here.
Read Steven Lang's speech to the Maleny Chamber of Commerce championing the Precinct as an Iconic Regional Treasure with tourism and business benefits.
Keep the bridge for the people
Pickering Bridge at Moy Pocket on the Mary River is an old timber bridge and is the site of the annual Brownwater Classic, a community mid-winter event which has been running for 24 years. It's also a popular spot on the river and is the start of one of the best bits of the Mary to kayak.
The old low-level timber bridge is a real survivor. While floods have swept away many of its compatriots, Pickering Bridge (built in 1925) is still intact. It's been upgraded a couple of times to handle the heavy trucks that service the nearby quarry and there's years of life left in it yet.
Click here to visit the website and find out how you can support the campaign.
Stewards of the Future Report
A report to map out and identify strategic opportunities to further enhance the development of Environmental Education for sustainability processes on the Sunshine Coast was recently completed. The stewards of the future project was commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Council and undertaken by Sunshine Coast QESSI hub Maroochy Catchment Centre. You can view it here.
Lead advice group cut as poison concerns increase: ABC News 14/10/2013
Questions are being raised as to the 'safe' level of lead in children's blood. They come as a popular Australian lead advisory group has its funding taken away. Read more..
Outdoor air pollution leading cancer cause: WHO SMH: 17/10/2013
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans. Read more..
Green group rejects push for environmental approvals handover: ABC News 17/10/2013
A conservation group says Government and industry will live to regret a so-called streamlining of the environmental approvals process for major projects. Read more..