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Council airport water release update at odds with community expectations

26 September 2019 - JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT The keenly anticipated update of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project Water Release fact sheet is cause for great disappointment for the six community groups who organised a public information meeting on September 10th in Maroochydore attended by over 300 people....

Imbil State Forest - A plan to bring back endangered lowland forest

Proposal developed by Greg Roberts, Sunshine Coast Birds, 2019.  The Queensland Government is continuing to consider a proposal to restore a large area of subtropical lowland rainforest, a critically endangered habitat, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The proposal being considered by the Environment Minister, Lee-anne Enoch, suggests the stopping of logging hoop pine plantations...

Join us in the Fight to Save Yaroomba

Watch our video of turtle hatchlings on Yaroomba Beach.   This is what's at stake if we don't win our fight!!   PLEASE DONATE NOW In June 2018, the Sunshine Coast Council approved a controversial proposal by developer Sekisui for a high-rise, high-density residential, retail and hotel development at Yaroomba - a significant turtle nesting site for endangered loggerheads and one of the Sunshine Coast's last untouched coastal jewels.This was despite years of community opposition and Sekisui’s proposal being contrary to the Coast’s town...

Queensland shark control debate - fact and fiction

                                                                                      Please see below for the Humane Society International's media release.                                  ...

Community calls for sustainable options to handle airport water

12 SEPTEMBER 2019 - JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT Over 300 people who attended a public information session held on Tuesday night (10 Sept) in Maroochydore heard more detail around the proposal by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to release ponded water from the Sunshine Coast Airport via a pipeline to the ocean at Marcoola. Presentations by Ross Ullman,...

Yabba National Park Proposal

Proposal for a Yabba National Park   After the Newman government axed the SEQFA, plans for an expanded national park in the Conondales lay in tatters with a series of small disconnected national park outliers strewn across the landscape. A proposal, initiated by Imbil-based geographer Ian Stehbens and developed by National Parks Association of Qld in conjunction with Conondale Range Conservation, Hinterland Bush Links, SCEC and Birds Queensland calls for a National Park to include the magnificent Yabba Falls and provides the government with a wonderful opportunity. The Yabba Falls Scenic Reserve...