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Noosa on Weyba

 De-Amalgamation and Noosa on Weyba from SCEC Member Group 'Friends of Lake Weyba'  The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has written to the State Government proposing that the new Noosa Shire Council be appointed assessment manager of the controversial development proposal, known as "Noosa on Weyba" which straddles the boundries of both local governments. Council stated the obvious; the majority of the site is within the Noosa boundries; the development effectively represents and expansion of Noosa's urban footprint; any future residents, should this outrageous proposal be approved, would predominantly utilise networks and services in the Noosa area, Sunshine Coast Regional Council are applauded for their reasoned, balanced...

What’s next for the Sunshine State? Uranium says the govt

  In the space of the last 48 hours, the Queensland government has released its 30 Year Electricity Strategy Discussion Paper where it says; The challenge of nuclear energy (Discussion Paper pg 20) The Queensland Government does not see any need for nuclear energy in Queensland. Queensland has abundant, low cost energy resources such as coal and gas and, with falling electricity demand, will unlikely...

Election Guides-Environment, Climate Change & Renewewables

Here's a message we'd like to share from 350.org Dear Friend, Frustrated with the prospect of voting for the least worst choice at the upcoming election? What happened to voting for something rather than against something? How is it that, despite the best efforts of so many, both inside and outside of politics, action on climate change is proceeding at a glacial pace?...

Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020 released

              While SCEC is currently reviewing the Plan (view here), concerns remain regarding the potential impact on the conservation values of our few National Parks and commercialisation of public lands. There is an apparent disregard for community wishes with currently little to no opportunity for the community to examine or be consulted on proposals that come through via Expressions of Interest (closing 27 September) .  The ‘process’ is more a...

Yandina Quarry Update & Event

  "No Blasted Quarry" Campaign   The Yandina Creek Progress Association (YCPA) has been fighting hard to stop a MEGA Quarry being built in Coolum's backyard.  As many of you know, the Council rejected an application from Parklands Blue Metal Pty Ltd to quarry a beautiful area in Verrierdale/Yandina Creek.  The developer has appealed the Council's decision in the Planning & Environment Court. The YCPA has been raising funds for our own legal representation through all sorts of FUNdraisers.   The Trial was scheduled to begin on July 22, however as the new issue...

e-Bulletin 16th August 2013

From the SCEC desk.. Another busy month with lots on for August/September so enjoy the read below. Please feel free to give us feedback  by emailing us here. Follow us on facebook to receive ongoing updates about conservation issues on the Sunshine Coast and throughout Australia, sustainability stories from around the world and all other things green and inspiring. SCEC is funded by the generous donations from people like you. Please support the work we do and help us preserve the environment we love. From the campaigners desk cam·paign /kamˈpeɪn/work in an organised and active...