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SCEC’s Climate Change backgrounder-State election

 MEDIA BACKGROUNDER – 27 January 2015Climate Change Policy in the Sunshine State: Three Years LostTake Home MessageThe risks that climate change represents to Queensland’s economy and way of life, the economic benefits of the transition to a low carbon economy and the financial risk and dubious economics of the coal industry are now well documented and clear. Despite this, over the last three years the current Queensland Government has systematically unraveled...

SCEC’s Planning & Development backgrounder-State election

MEDIA BACKGROUNDER: 27 January 2015 SCEC Election Issue- Planning & DevelopmentThe Sunshine Coast is a unique community because of the balance it has struck between preserving natural areas, for conservation, recreation and amenity, and urban areas, for residential, commercial and tourism purposes. Other communities elsewhere in Queensland (e.g. the Gold Coast or Townsville) have struck a different balance and created a different identity...

Election media release: SCEC calls out the LNP on the environment

The LNP State government’s environmental performance in their first term has been appalling according to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC), the environment sector’s peak body for the region which represents 50 community organisations and has thousands of individual supporters.SCEC’s concerns echo environmental groups across the State that policies to protect the outstanding natural environment...

A look at the Sekisui House proposal

These Google Earth Images clearly show just how visible Sekisui House will be from our beaches making short work of any claims that the development will be 'hidden by the dune profile'.The images were created by from elevation data and concept plans used by Sekisui House in its "consultation". We have replaced the 'artist impression' of each building with polygon covering the roof area which has been set to an altitude above ground level corresponding to the proposed number of storeys for each building (i.e. 10...

Don’t delay! Have your say on light rail routes

MEDIA RELEASE-SUNSHINE COAST COUNCILNovember 25, 2014 End of the line for public comment on light rail routesThe Sunshine Coast community has just a few more days to jump on board and have their say about the proposed light rail network route between Caloundra and Maroochydore.Transport portfolio councillor Rick Baberowsi said the opportunity to comment on the proposed light rail route options closes on Friday, November 28.“The response from the community has been outstanding. I...

Highrise still on cards as planning scheme meeting deferred

While the special meeting of Councillors to deliberate major amendments to the new planning scheme which could undo the overaching strategic framework to allow high rise at Yaroomba and elsewhere has been deferred from 01 December to an as yet to be set date in early 2015, the issue and concerns have not gone away.This has been released today by the...