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CALL TO ACTION: Hands off Halls Creek

You have probably heard that the State Government recently signed off on the new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme. In his letter advising our Council of the Government’s decision, Minister Seeney (Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning) instructed our Council to include the Halls Creek area in the planning scheme as an area for possible future growth. The Halls Creek Area in the Pumicestone Passage catchment is the subject of a long standing debate between the Sunshine Coast Council and the State Government....

Media Release: Pumicestone Passage sacrificed by State Government

18 March 2014 MEDIA RELEASE “Pumicestone Passage sacrificed by State Government to satisfy developer demands”  Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) President, Keryn Jones, today condemned the State Government’s direction to force Council to include Halls Creek as an ‘Investigation Area’ for future urban development in the new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme due for adoption in coming...

Earth Hour Unplugged

This Saturday 29 March come down to Cotton Tree Park and celebrate Earth Hour 2014 in style. The Sunshine Coast Environment Council is organising a fully unpowered, unplugged, torch lit, acoustic music spectacular on the banks of the Maroochydore River. BYO chairs and rugs to this free community event and join in a celebration of music, the coast, the environment and everything Earth Hour has come to represent. Join the event on facebook.    Featuring Gubbi Gubbi Dancers Rhythm Culture North Arm Marimba Band New World Rythm Offenbach String Trio   What: Earth Hour Unplugged Where: Cotton Tree Park When: Saturday...

Beerwah State Forest Off-road motorcycling facility: EOI documents

So, here's the information attached to the "Development and operation of an off-road motorcycling facility in the Mooloolah Logging Area (MLA), Beerwah State Forest" accessed under QTender.  Hardly broad community consultation with due consideration of alternative, more appropriate sites. SCEC maintains this is a good idea in the wrong place given the high environmental...

Beerwah State Forest: EOI for offroad motorsports facility-map

Here's a larger version of the map contained in the EOI information package (part of Attachment 1)

Motorsports proposal: Good idea in the wrong place says SCEC

09 March 2014 MEDIA RELEASE The region’s peak environment group says it remains in favour of a motorsports facility but the site identified by the state government is the wrong place. “Contrary to claims by Minister Dickson, the area known as the Mooloolah Logging Area within the Beerwah State Forest contains high environmental values which are vital for the region’s...