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Keep the Maroochy rock free!

At the 25 January Ordinary Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Council, a questionable and contentious motion recommending options which would ultimately see the rock walling of the magnificent Maroochy River was sensibly not supported. Instead, an alternative motion put by Mayor Mark Jamieson to undertake further studies and consultation was unanimously passed.   Amongst a range of necessary considerations, this 'pause and revisit' importantly provides  the opportunity to re-establish the Maroochy River Entrance Working Party- a consultative group comprising broad representation offering a range of expertise and knowledge initially convened some twenty years ago. Such a group provides the required independent model to ensure robust and interactive community engagement upon...

An overview of the draft SEQ Regional Plan

Draft SEQ regional plan released-have your say by 3 March 2017 The draft South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Plan has been released and is open for comment until midnight on Friday 3 March 2017. Read more… The SEQ Regional Plan is an important regional planning tool, which can direct how both the state and local governments undertake planning and development decision-making in SEQ. Regional Plans override planning schemes where there is inconsistency. As part of the package released...

Protected Area Strategy-Have your say

Media statement- Minister Dr Steven Miles MP The Palaszczuk Government has released a discussion paper on its draft Protected Area Strategy Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said the discussion paper was available online and invited all Queenslanders to have their say on the draft strategy. “We’re asking the public for their comments on how we can build and manage a diverse and effective protected area system in Queensland,” Dr Miles said. “Our protected areas include our national parks and privately owned nature refuges, and...

Have Your Say on Planning - FREE SEMINARS!

Care about the environment, community, responsible development and quality planning? Right now, important opportunities exist for you to have your say on how planning happens in your region and across the state. To make sure you have the information and analysis you need to take up these opportunities, leading independent community legal centre Environmental Defenders Office Qld is partnering with the Qld Department of Planning to put on a number of free seminars. QUEENSLAND PLANNING INSTRUMENTS SEMINARS Updated...

Have Your Say on Planning – FREE SEMINARS!    

Care about the environment, community, responsible development and quality planning? Right now, important opportunities exist for you to have your say on how planning happens in your region and across the state. To make sure you have the information and analysis you need to take up these opportunities, leading independent community legal centre Environmental Defenders Office Qld is partnering with the Qld Department of Planning to put on a number of free seminars. QUEENSLAND...