e-Bulletin 5th July 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin

5th July 2013

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Local News


Wildlife Volunteers Association call for volunteers..  

WILVOS are always there for our orphaned and injured Australian native wildlife, in an area spanning from Caboolture to Gympie, and out to Kingaroy and beyond.  WILVOS's 24/7 hotline (54416200) is manned by a group of dedicated volunteers, but with the extreme weather of late, domestic animal attacks and urban sprawl, they are now in need more.Training is given along with backup support  to all their phone roster volunteers. If you are more hands on however, animal transporters and active wildlife carers are also needed. If this sounds like you and you are interested in supporting this wonderful organisation, visit their website  here , or if you'd like to discuss this in person WILVOS will have an information stall, in the Council's "Backyard Living" area, at the Nambour Garden Expo this weekend or at the Nambour Collectorama on the 7th September.

For latest campaign updates follow the below links

Important days and events for July
Queensland Garden Expo- 5-7th July 2013

NAIDOC Week- 7th- 14th July 2013

The Last Stand for TARA CSG- 10th-13th July 2013

Community Nature Conservation Program Volunteering- June- July 

World Population Day- 11th July 2013

Coolum Coast Care Eco Discovery Workshops- 14th- 25th July

Schools Tree Day- 26th July 2013

National Tree Day- 28th July 2013

QCC Sustainability Breakfast- 31st July 2013

Seasons of the Sun is the brand under which the local industry come together to promote and educate visitors and locals about wonderful regional produce. This website, a collaboration of council and the passionate food and beverage industry, gathers together useful information and a database of industry members so you can enjoy the Natural flavours of the Sunshine CoastRead more

'My Bribie Island' is a webpage about Bribie Island. It is written by Bribie Islanders for Bribie Islanders who are passionate about their wonderful part of the world. Check it out here

Other News
View this interesting piece from ABC's Gardening Australia last week on Flying Foxes and the important part they play within our ecosystem and how we can live with them in harmony. See it here.

From 1 July 2013, the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) comes into effect, making this department the single lodgement point for all development applications where the state has a jurisdiction under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA).

SARA will mean a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to the state's assessment of development applications, making this department the assessment manager or referral agency for development applications (DAs). Read more...

Have your say on local issues
Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
Sunshine Coast Airport invites the community to register for updates on the Airport Expansion Project which includes a new east-west runway.


Stop Solar Discrimination and sign the petition here 

Sunshine Coast Light Rail ProjectCouncil invites you to have your say on the Light Rail Project

STOP high-rise & inappropriate development at Yaroomba/Mt Coolum, Sunshine Coast
'Save Yaroomba' only have approx 670 signatures- please pass the petition on to everyone you know who objects to Clive Palmer's ludicrous proposals so that when the time comes it can carry some weight. Click here to read more and sign the petition.

Have your say on other issues

Suspend shooting of Flying Foxes in QLD

Save the Blue Whale from the oil and gas industry

Join the 'Fight for the Reef' campaign

Committment to protect our children and theirs against the effects of climate change

The Queensland Plan- A 30yr vision for Queensland

Parliamentary E-Petitions you may be interested in signing click here 

The Liberal National Party in Queensland passed a motion to remove 'environmental education' and 'climate science' from the education system in Queensland. We need to make sure that the Newman Government does not act on this motion by removing funding for environmental education or sustainability from the curriculum. Sign and share our petition so people know how important this issue is!                                      

Environmental Defenders Office opportunities to have your say here.

Globe warms at unprecedented rate the WMO Report: SMH 4/7/13
The planet has warmed faster since the turn of the century than ever recorded, almost doubling the pace of sea-level .Read more.
Visit our Member Groups page to find out what they do or consider volunteering
Forestry peace deal progress report raises 'dire' concerns: ABC 4/7
The first report on the progress of Tasmania's forest peace deal says the restructure is being hampered by a critical shortage of wood. Read more



Sunshine Coast produce markets guide here
Gas drillers Santos in retreat-but the Pilliga Forest is still threatened: TWS 3/7/2013


Neighbours across NSW are meeting and standing up to the CSG companies who want to transform their communities into industrial zones.Read more
To find out what Sunshine Coast Library talks are on click here
Click on our  Events Calendar  to find out what's on in the region.
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Disclaimer: This newsletter is compiled from a variety of sources and the opinions and views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council Management Committee. The Sunshine Coast Environment Council circulates the E-Bulletin for community interest and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information.

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