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ABOUT US: The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak environmental advocacy organisation for the Sunshine Coast region working to promote and protect its natural values. Established in 1980, SCEC’s impressive conservation legacy over 41 years has made it the umbrella organisation for over 50 member groups across the region, consisting of a combined membership of over 15,000 individuals. We are one of currently nine regional Conservation Councils in Queensland.

Update: P&E Court happenings

Two long-running, major Planning & Environment Court (P&E Court) cases involving SCEC reached their respective milestones in recent weeks. SEKISUI SAGA CONTINUES The Sekisui saga continued with the matter remitted to the Maroochydore Planning & Environment Court for hearing in August. This followed the earlier decision by the Supreme Court which found in favour of Development Watch’s appeal ie the community that the primary judge, Her Honour Nicole Kefford DCJ, erred in her initial 2020 P&E judgment.  This milestone win saw DW as the First Appellant and SCEC as the Second Appellant...

Management Committee Applications Open

SCEC is seeking energetic and skilled individuals to join the organisation’s Management Committee, people with a passion to set SCEC’s future directions in protecting the natural environment and ensuring a sustainable future for the Sunshine Coast and Noosa region.

A week of work experience

My name is Lily Munro, and I am from Immanuel Lutheran College. For the past week, I have been at SCEC for my school’s work experience program. Some of the activities I helped with have been participating with their social media and drafting some of their posts, preparing supplies for the upcoming EV expo (it’s on this Sunday at Noosa so make sure you come and check it out!) and creating some fun posters about different campaigns they have running.

WED Fest 2022 #OnlyOneEarth

Sunshine Coast Environment Council is proud to present the 42nd annual World Environment Day Festival! 17 events throughout June connecting communities and ecosystems to take action to protect the Earth. #OnlyOneEarth advocates for transformative environmental change on a global scale. 

Polystyrene pontoons from Brisbane continue to impact beaches

It has been over one month since the Brisbane floods and the ongoing effects are still being felt across the region. Whilst there has been devastating impacts to people, homes, businesses and properties there has also been devastating effects to wildlife and our marine environment.