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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...

Light vs Shade-What it means for Shelly Beach turtles

Well-considered and necessary protection measures for endangered marine turtles lasted less than 4 weeks after being installed by Sunshine Coast Council at a section of Shelly Beach.  These measures included newly planted, low-growing vegetation and fencing with shade-cloth designed to act as a reasonably natural aesthetic screen. It also provides the function of catching and trapping sand which helps build up and stablise the dunes.  The shade-cloth...