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Senate Inquiry into the EPBC Amendment Bill 2012

Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012 are due in this Friday 18 January 2013.  Everyone should write in to show that there is a need for independent assessment of projects that could impact our Matters of National Environmental Significance and that the Federal Government is required to hold those powers. Here are four reasons why this is important: 1....

A nuclear future?

The QLD Greens are organising an afternoon to discuss the recent reignition of the nuclear debate. SCEC executive officer Wiebe ter Bals will be one of the speakers examining the environmental cost of Nuclear energy across the lifecycle. Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear campaigner Robin Taubenfeld will be the other key speaker. The event takes place at Kings Tavern in Caloundra on Sunday the 20th of January and will go from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Click here to few the flyer

Caloundra South Submissions

7TH JUNE 2013 Stockland has now submitted it's Caloundra South Final Public Environment Report (PER)  View report here  Environment Minister Tony Burke's decision is due any day. Submissions on the draft Public Environmental Report for Caloundra South are due on Friday the 28th of December.  The PER process is the last statutory opportunity the community has to make their views about this proposed development heard. SCEC has reviewed the documents and prepared a detailed submission, a summary of the submission is repeated below. We encourage everyone to make a submission on this important topic (submissions should...

E-Petition: Preserve current prohibition on Uranium Mining

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the decision by the Newman Government to recommence uranium mining in Queensland without consultation with the Queensland people. For more info and to sign the petition follow this link:

Planning Scheme – Make your views heard

Submissions for the new planning scheme will close next Friday the 14th of December. It is extremely important that as a community we let council know that we support strong environmental protection. SCEC has reviewed the planning scheme and prepared a pro-forma that help make your views heard. In broad terms the planning scheme seeks to protect the core habitat areas and to establish the ecological linkage  identified in the Biodiversity strategy. It also protects the regions waterways and wetlands and provides for...

Save Inskip Point

Do you love living in or visiting Rainbow Beach? Are you horrified by the Rainbow Shores 2 development proposal?Then the new Gympie Region Draft Planning Scheme concerns you!Please help all of us keep Rainbow and Inskip in good shape. You can have your say by putting in a submission on the Draft Plan.All submissions must be received by Council by Wednesday November 28. Your submission can be emailed The Draft Plan can be downloaded from: Click on 'What's New' on the left-hand side menu and then scroll down the list to"Gympie Regional Council- Proposed New Planning Scheme" (16 Oct 2012)  ...

Vale Peter Oliver

SCEC was saddened to hear of the passing of the charasmatic and wonderful conservationist Peter Oliver. Long time friend and collegue Susie Chapman said, "In his lifetime he inspired so many with his infectiously enthusiastic and intelligent approach to collaborative management of our environment. In the last year that inspiration reached new heights as he publicly came to terms with his own mortality and left behind a lasting legacy of active and thoughtful service for the betterment of our world. I feel richer for knowing this mountain of a man". SCEC sends condolances to his family and friends.

SCEC is going to Woodford

We are very excited to announce that SCEC will have a presence at the Woodford Folk Festival again. From December 27th to January 1st SCEC will be talking to festival visitors about our campaigns and asking them to have a go at our 'GreenFeats'. The GreenFeats are a series of interactive displays SCEC developed for 2012 World Environment Day Festival. They are a fun and engaging way of exploring issues of sustainability and the impacts we have in our everyday life. Sounds intriguing come to the festival and find out more... WED Festival coordinator Matt Dinneen...