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Levy welcomed to tackle Queensland's waste

As the only State without a levy on waste, Queensland has been the dumping ground for interstate waste for too long.  A key, headline recommendation coming out of the final report following the Investigation into the transfer of waste into Queensland is the Government's consideration to implement a general levy on all waste disposed of at landfill in Queensland. "SCEC is pleased to see the Palaszczuk government act on this recommendation by stating its intention to reinstate such a...

Donations and other Dangers to our Democracy for Sunshine Coast residents

Sunshine Coast residents will come together with experts to discuss - Donations and other Dangers to our Democracy - this Thursday 1 March from 6pm at Lake Kawana Community Centre. The free community event, hosted by Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Environmental Defenders Office Queensland, will see...

Welcome to our new website!

Last year, SCEC set out on the mission to provide an improved information resource for our supporters. With the digital age hot on our heals (or hot in our hands) we saw the need to step up to the changing times by offering something a little more user friendly. 

December 2017 E-News

Incredible news: people power has stopped the $1billion loan to Adani!Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has just formally vetoed the loan, meaning the Turnbull government can't go ahead with it - a huge blow to mining giant Adani and its plans for the Carmichael coal megamine.

November 2017 E-News

It's been a huge month with community action ramping up to save Yaroomba from Sekisui, the Queensland election approaching and landclearing rates at a crisis.We're so proud of our Sunshine Coast community uniting to protect the places we love so keep up the great work! Together we are unstoppable!

October 2017 E-News

We're excited to invite you to our upcoming annual fundraiser Drag Queen Bingo on Friday 10 November! It's a hilarious night out and tickets will sell out so get yours today and get ready to laugh. A big congratulations to the Sunshine Coast community for taking part in the national day of action to Stop Adani and producing an incredible human sign!

September 2017 E-News

Great news for our precious environment this month with laws being passed to bring in a container deposit scheme, and ban single-use plastic bags in Queensland, and it's time to have your say on the Maroochy River rock wall.We're proud to announce SCEC's World Environment Day Festival won a State award!!

July/August 2017 E-News

This year's AGM was a great success and quite the enjoyable event with motivational speechs, wholesome food, live music and even impromptu performances. SCEC would like to thank all who attended on the night. We also held the raffle draw for the World Environment Day Festival and many lucky people had prizes heading their way. Thank you to everyone for their support!

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Express Your Art & Heart to Protect Elanda Point

A proposal has been put forward to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing by Eco Camp Pty Ltd (Discovery Group) to downgrade 2.6 hectares in the Noosa River Declared Fish Habitat Area at Elanda Point (see Map 2) from a management A to a managment B Fish Habitat Area so they can build a 70m private jetty out into the tranquil, natural beauty of Lake Cootharaba with its rich, aquatic...

Still Don’t Rock the Maroochy!

It has been two months since the Council voted to defer a decision on rocking the Maroochy River mouth and there has been no public indication of what level of consultation there will be. Time is running out for meaningful consultation given that a report is due to go to Council’s June meeting. Concerned residents, including former Councillors who have a strong association with this important issue, have formed a working group researching the issue in conjunction with SCEC. Some of these people were involved in the decision making process...