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ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR NEXT QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

23 October 2020 MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR NEXT QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT The Sunshine Coast Environment Council, (SCEC), the peak environmental advocacy organisation for the region for the past forty years, has today endorsed a comprehensive set of actions the next State Government should use to protect Queensland’s unique natural heritage and act on climate change.   The Environment Agenda for the next Queensland Government[1] considers ten major environmental issue...

SIGNS SHOW WHY COMMUNITY SAYS NO TO COOLUM WEST AND WHY STATE MUST REJECT

  MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2020  SIGNS SHOW WHY COMMUNITY SAYS NO TO COOLUM WEST AND WHY STATE MUST REJECT  The campaign to stop intensive urban development in the Maroochy River floodplain at Coolum West has taken to telling the real story on eye-catching road side...

Shorebird Study Report Released by NICA

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) have recently published a report titled "An analysis of migratory and resident shorebird diversity and abundance in the Noosa River estuary 2005 – 2019".  The report summarises the results to date of the first known longitudinal survey of shorebirds in the Noosa River estuary. The survey has been conducted by the NICA Shorebird Survey Group (“SSG”) over a 14 year period commencing in October 2005 through October 2019 with funding and technical support provided by the Noosa...

Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve

CONSERVATION RESERVE OFF-LIMITS TO AERODROME EXPANSION-SCEC The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) has declared a protected bushland reserve ‘off limits’ to the proposed expansion of the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra. Queensland Air Museum have petitioned State Parliament to expedite their expansion plans into a land parcel adjacent to their current site at Caloundra Aerodrome, described at the press conference to launch the petition as ‘vacant land.’ This parcel is in fact the ‘Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve’, named after an early member of SCEC who was also honoured for her work by SCEC with a Sunshine Coast Environment Award in...

ENDANGERED TURTLES AT FOREFRONT OF COMMUNITY LEGAL FIGHT

  23 June 2020 MEDIA RELEASE The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) maintains a strong focus and resolve on the protection of the coastal habitat for endangered loggerhead turtles despite the adverse decision handed down in the Planning and Environment Court by Judge Nicole Kefford on 25 May. The judgment upheld a controversial 2018 approval by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for an...