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Halls Creek Cruise

SCEC would like to thank all the people and organisations that came along on the Halls Creek Community Cruise on the morning to the 18th of August. We hope you found the morning informative and urge you to pass on what you learned this morning to other people in your organisation. Afterall Mark McArdle and Andrew Powell have repeatedly stated that they want to hear from the community so it is beholden on us, community groups on the Sunshine Coast, to make sure the community responds.

Halls Creek Posters

SCEC has produced four posters that provide an overview of key issues in the Halls Creek debate focusing on: the history of Halls Creek, future development on the SC, Pumicestone Passage and Issues to be considered. Several communities groups have asked us whether we could make these posters available. They can now be downloaded from our website using the links below. To download the file right click on the link and select 'save as'. The files are set up as A1 posters and work best in this format. Readable versions can be printed on A3 using adobe pdf reader. HC Campaign Poster...

Axing RET will cost Australian families

Media reports in today’s Financial Review that the Abbott Government plans to axe the Renewable Energy Target is devastating news for Australian families and for solar workers across the country, according to the Australian Solar Council. “Axing the Renewable Energy Target will make it much, much harder for Australian families to reduce their power bills,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council. “Families can reduce their power bills by more than 65 per cent with solar, but the Abbott Government wants to make it harder for families to...

Halls Creek – Info Sessions

The Hon. Mark McArdle, member for Caloundra will be running a series of info session about Halls Creek in the Caloundra and Beerwah libraries in August and September. Mark is keen to hear the views of ordinary community members so make sure you go along to these sessions and express your views on the issue:Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra:• Monday, 11th August, 10am-noon• Monday, 25th August, 10am-noon• Monday, 1st September, 10am-noon• Monday, 8th September, 10am-noon• Monday, 22nd September, 10am-noon• Monday, 29th September, 10am-noon Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah:• Thursday, 14th August,...

Halls Creek Forum Report

The Halls Creek Community Forum took place on the 3rd of July. The forum, organised by SCEC, OSCAR, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and the Glass House Country Chamber of Commerce, brought together state and local politicians with planning and environmental experts offering an opportunity for the community to find out more about the Halls Creek issue and to ask questions of experts and decision makers. The forum was attended by over 250 people and covered a wide range of issues including threats to the Pumicestone Passage, delivery of rail infrastructure and the decline of the...