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PUBLIC INFO SESSION ON SEKISUI HOUSE PROPOSAL

MEDIA RELEASE- 07 AprilThe region’s peak environmental advocacy group, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) will co-host a public information session with local community group Development Watch on Saturday 11 April from 2pm at the Coolum Civic Centre on the Sekisui House proposal at Yaroomba.“With the release of ‘revised concept plans’ by Sekisui House on which Council will soon consider a major planning scheme amendment, the community deserve an opportunity to learn more about what’s...

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Sekisui & the art of spin

  The 31 March deadline imposed on Sekisui House by the Sunshine Coast Council to provide a ‘revised concept plan’ following its community ‘consultation’ is just days away but the concern about the lack of transparency and blatant disregard of community sentiment about this proposal is not being allayed. A recent media report has Sekisui’s development manager claiming there is majority support for their high-rise mixed use development on sensitive beachfront land at Yaroomba. We know from extensive and importantly, transparent, community feedback drawn from a statisically valid ReachTel poll,  thousands of  emails and texts to Councillors,  community consultation session exit...

e-Bulletin March 2015

e-bulletin Scec, Earth Hour 2015 is less than a week away and our signature event Plates in a Paddock has been sold out! However, there will be 10 extra spaces available if the weather is good! If you would like to be added to the waiting list to be a part of this event please call the SCEC office at 0754415747. Those on the waiting list will be notified on March 27, the day before, if they will be added to the event. The evening is looking to be beautiful and unforgettable. There are a number of Earth Hour events happening around...

No time to waste on region’s waste!

Submissions recently closed on the Sunshine Coast Council Draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy- Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2025Unfortunately, this strategy falls well short of where it should be given the realities of the situation and the opportunities that need to be harnessed for effective and contemporary waste management.See SCEC's submission and media releaseHere is the Draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy 2015-2025See the previous, more innovative Waste Minimisation Strategy 2009-2014

Draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy-SCEC submission

13 February 2015The Sunshine Coast Regional CouncilLocked Bag 72Sunshine Coast Mail Centre [email protected] Madam/SirThank you for the opportunity to make comment on the Sunshine Coast Council Draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy- Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2025.The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak regional environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. Established in 1980, it currently represents 50 community groups working on conservation and sustainability...