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MEDIA RELEASE - Stronger Climate Action Urgently Needed

MEDIA RELEASE - 3 September 2021 Stronger Climate Action Urgently Needed The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) says the findings in the recent IPCC 6th assessment report[1] demands urgent action is taken to address the climate emergency “This is why as the region’s peak environmental advocacy organisation, we have declared a Climate Emergency and call on local, state and federal governments to act swiftly and...

SCEC DECLARES A CLIMATE EMERGENCY

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...

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 at Bli Bli appears to be about pushing more inappropriate urban development into the floodplain than for agricultural purposes according to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council. In the...

COMMUNITY’S SEKISUI CHALLENGE HEARD IN SUPREME COURT

A long-running community-funded legal challenge landed in the Queensland Supreme Court this week. The Court of Appeal hearing was the next step in the fight against the controversial 2018 approval by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for an intensive high-density mixed-use development at the sensitive beachside location of Yaroomba by multi-national developer Sekisui House This course of legal action followed the adverse decision handed down in the Planning and...

Shelly Beach: next instalment of Light vs Shade

If you care about the environment, dunal protection, dunal vegetation protection, and the survival of the critically endangered loggerhead turtle (and we know you do!) please  register to have your say as part of the community consultation - Future coastal management of Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach  Your feedback by 1 March is vital!   Our previous post on this issue  ' Light vs Shade - what it means for Turtles’ outlined well-considered and necessary...