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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's petition to state parliament to expedite their expansion plans describes the parcel adjacent to their current site at Caloundra Aerodrome as ‘vacant land.’ This parcel is in fact the ‘Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve’, named after one of SCEC’s past Presidents who was also honoured for her work by SCEC with a Sunshine Coast Environment Award in 1995. Although...

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...

WED Fest relaunches as online event

In these extraordinary times, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council's commitment to standing up for the environment continues. As many of you have guessed, we have had to reconsider our plans to host the World Environment Day Festival at Cotton Tree on June 7th. But we are not going to let anything get in the way of us celebrating 40 years of taking action for the environment! Behind the scenes, the team are working hard to develop WED Fest in a digital format.

Region's future in the balance this election: SCEC

  The Sunshine Coast Environment Council, (SCEC), the peak environmental advocacy organisation for the region for the past forty years, is calling for action from all candidates contesting the local government election to demonstrate genuine commitment to achieving ecological sustainability in the next term.   SCEC has identified key priorities for the Sunshine Coast region over the next four years; Stronger collaboration between local government authorities and community Acceleration of...

Patagonia supports Save Yaroomba!

For years our passionate community has been working hard to protect our beloved Yaroomba from the outrageous Sekisui development. In late 2018 the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and local community group Development Watch commenced proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court to appeal the Sunshine Coast Council's appalling decision to approve Sekisui’s totally inappropriate proposal for intensive residential and hotel development on the sensitive beachfront. After a year of court action, a three week long trial concluded on December 6th 2019. After exceptional community mobilisation...

Narelle McCarthy - one of Coast's most powerful!

The Sunshine Coast Daily has released the Power 100, the 100 most influential people in our region over the past 12 months. From savvy business owners pushing our economy forward to the voices calling for social change, many Coast residents caught the country’s attention in 2019. These are the individuals that pushed the boundaries and made an impact on our community’s conversations in 2019. Sunshine Coast Environment Council is proud to announce that...