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Land Clearing in Qld-free Sunshine Coast seminar

  JOINT MEDIA RELEASE7th April 2016Sunshine Coast Community Event- LAND CLEARING IN QUEENSLAND   With WWF-Australia, The Wilderness Society, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Environmental Defenders Office QldThe Sunshine Coast needs to stand up for reinstatement of stronger land clearing laws warn conservation groups and expert environmental lawyers.The Sunshine Coast Environment Council, in partnership with Environmental Defenders Office Qld, is hosting a special community consultation on land clearing on 13 April at the Lake...

e-Bulletin April 2016

Isn't time just flying! This month at SCEC we've been thick in the planning of World Environment Day festival and figuring out new ways to link the old with the new. This year's WED Festival is being held on Sunday 5 June at Cotton Tree Park. We felt it was time to take it back to where it all began, and give more of a focus to the efforts already underway in our region. We aim to recruit people who are currently a part of the problem, to become a part of the solution. As a lot of us...

Qld planning instruments-Have your say!

Three key State planning instruments open for your comment until 10 February These instruments protect key environment and community issues across Qld and dictate many features of Qld's planning framework. Please see more at EDO Qld

Council elections-SCEC’s candidate survey

SURVEY PUTS CANDIDATES ON THE RECORDA survey of candidates running in the Sunshine Coast Council elections has revealed commitment on a range of key issues, including upholding the principles and intent of the planning scheme.Conducted by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, survey responses were received from just over half of those contesting the 19 March local government elections. Of the incumbent Councillors vying for re-election, only Councillors Cox and Rogerson (divisions 3 and 10) failed to respond. Asked their...

e-Bulletin March 2016

The Sunshine Coast community banded together last Sunday, 6 March to take part in the annual Clean Up Australia Day’s nation-wide event. With 14 tonnes of rubbish removed from various registered site across the Sunshine Coast, it was clear that the 1,100 local volunteers involved had taken up the challenge to restore the Coast’s beaches and wilderness to their natural beauty. Over 100 local Clean Up sites were registered including clean up efforts by Coolum District Coast Care Group, Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group Inc., Florabunda Bushcare, Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc (BIEPA), Noosa...

Clean Up Australia Day 2016

Now in its 26th year, Clean Up Australia Day is still going strong with more than 27.2 million hours devoted towards the environment and over 288,650 tonnes of rubbish collected over the years. What started in 1989 as a community event bringing 40,000 Sydney-siders together to clean the harbour has become a worldwide movement with an estimated 40 million people from 130 countries taking part annually in Clean Up the World.Australia is leading the way with community-led environmental action, and while we can proudly claim Earth Hour and Clean Up the World movements as our own, we...