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Fight for the Reef Campaign

FIGHT FOR THE REEF CAMPAIGN 7TH JUNE 2013 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history. The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway. What is the Queensland Government actually doing to the Reef? The Queensland Government has been watering down environmental protection and fast-tracking approvals for ports and LNG plants along the...

The Environment Levy

THE ENVIRONMENT LEVY IS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.. ISN'T IT? 7TH JUNE 2013 Budget deliberations are wrapping up so please contact your local councillors to let them know your views. Here are the contact details for the Councillors, CEO John Knaggs and Finance Director Greg Laverty 24TH MAY 2013 That the $250 000 (to start with!) to undertake these dispersal actions is coming out of the Environment Levy Major Initiatives & Catalyst Projects reserve will severely undermine the conservation outcomes the levy is clearly designed to achieve.  The Environment Levy policy  objectives clearly do not support the type of ad hoc non-aligned activity it is proposed to be siphoned...

NICA Ecoflicks winners for 2013

Pictured are the winners for NICA's Ecoflicks 2013 screened and announced at World Environment Day on June 9th. Under 18- Winner- Harry Mark "Getting Away from the City"  Under 18- 2nd Place- Morgan Cruice "What Did the Fish Do to You"  OPEN- Henry Glover "Lucky"  OPEN 2nd Place Coolum Coastcare "Spinifex Stars"  Year of the Water Award- Ian Mackay "Yabba's Sad Secret"  Peoples Choice Award- Insingc Choir sing "Big Yellow Taxi" Congratulations to all the winners for your efforts.

e-Bulletin 7th June 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   7th June 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   World Environment Day 9th June @ the University of the Sunshine Coast from 10am- 4pmWell we are almost there and although its a mad house we are full of excitement (and hoping for a sunny day). Don't forget we will be selling 200 bales of hay @ $3 each, which must be picked up from 4.00pm. If interested please contact us on info@wed.org.au or ph: 5441 5747.  Follow the links to check out the new Website to view the program...

e-Bulletin 24th May 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   24th May 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   World Environment Day 9th June @ the University of the Sunshine Coast from 10am- 4pmplanning is well under way and the office is abuzz with excitement. Follow the links to check out the new Website and like us on FaceBook page. As with all successful events, they would not be possible without a wonderful team of volunteers. We are still looking for volunteers for set-up on Saturday and a range of jobs on the Sunday, so if you would like to...

Say ‘NO’ to CSG in Australia

The livelihoods and wellbeing of communities and their environments are being directly affected by the exploration and extraction of Coal Seam Gas (CSG). We ask for Federal Government action to take responsibility for our land, water and climate by banning  CSG in Australia. Read more and sign the petition here  

e-Bulletin 10th May 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   10th May 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   World Environment Day 9th June @ the University of the Sunshine Coast from 10am- 4pmplanning is well under way and the office is abuzz with excitement. Follow the links to check out the new Website and like us on FaceBook page. As with all successful events, they would not be possible without a wonderful team of volunteers. We are still looking for volunteers for set-up on Saturday and a range of jobs on the Sunday, so if you would like to...

‘Don’t Bring Back the Bulldozers’

A big push this week is absolutely vital if we are to have any chance of having an impact on the report from the SDII parliamentary committee due to be tabled on 14 May 2013. As we move into the last two weeks of this short sharp campaign to try to stop – or at the very least slow down – the changes to the Vegetation Management Act, there is a new page on Facebook that we need people to like and share with their ‘friends’, check...

Qld Vegetation Laws Under Threat-HSI

A message from the Humane Society International: On the 20th March the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines introduced the Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill, 2013 to Parliament, and it is currently under consideration by the State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee. This Bill represents one of the largest environmental rollbacks in Australian history and is a clear breach of an election promise make by Premier Campbell Newman that " the LNP will retain the current level of statutory vegetation protection". Just over...

e-Bulletin 26th April 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   26th April 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   Planning for World Environment Day is full speed ahead and getting very exciting. Follow the links to check out the new Website and FaceBook page. As with all successful events, they would not be possible without a wonderful team of volunteers.If you would like to volunteer at World Environment Day, learn new skills, have fun with like minded people and be proactive in educating the community about sustainable living choices then got to our volunteer page or E: info@wed.org.au  Stockland...

Comment on the Draft State Planning Policy

The Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeny has released the draft State Planning Policy (draft SPP) for public consultation. The Queensland Government is committed to establishing a new approach to state planning policies that simplifies and clarifies state interests. The draft SPP sets out policies on matters of state interest in planning and development, and provides a key framework of the government's broader commitment to planning reform. Public consultation closes on Wednesday...

e-Bulletin 12th April 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   12th April 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News      Keep Australia Beautiful:Beverage Container Recycling Grants Applications are now open for a community grant of up to $10,000 for local projects that will help increase the recycling of beverage containers. For more info go here. SCEC is proud to now be part of the 'Places You Love' campaign.Take action to protect our environmental laws and send a message to Minister Bourke here. Discounting for developers is welfare, says LGA chief: SC Daily Bill Hoffman 11/04/2013DISCOUNTS on...