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Threats to National Parks

SCEC joined with National Parks Association Queensland & Ian Mackay as guests of the Noosa Parks Association highlighting the concerning agenda which is exposing what precious little National Park have in Queensland to a range of threats. Here's the Noosa News article

Places You Love update

In the lead up to the September Federal Election, we need you to speak up for the places you love by telling the major political parties that final environmental approval powers cannot be trusted in the hands of the states. The laws that protect the places you love in Australia are under threat like never before, but you have the power to say what happens next. State governments in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria already have our cherished national parks and nature reserves in their sights and are systematically weakening state planning laws that allow damaging practices like...

Save Steve Irwin Way Forest

Stage 1: Bruce Hwy Upgrade Project (Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway) The proposed  Stage 1: Bruce Hwy Upgrade Project (Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway) represents significant impact to the remnant forest on the Steve Irwin Way. Old growth habitat trees would be destroyed and threatened fauna & flora species lost.  This is one of the few remaining remnant forests in this part of the coast. If this project proceeds with current design it will forever destroy an important part of  the Sunshine Coast's biodiversity & natural beauty leading to localised extinctions. While recognisng...

Growing Beaches Forum

  The Sunshine Coast Council, Coolum Coast Care & SEQ Catchments recently hosted the annual Growing Beaches Forum in Maroochydore. It was an important & timely event where the science of coastal dynamics and ecology were presented.  It is evident that the Sunshine Coast is increasingly vulnerable to climate change, more extreme weather events and sea level rise. While the case for carefully managed beach nourishment under specific conditions was discussed, it is still short-term & costly. What is clearly evident is there is no case for hard infrastructure such as rock walls within dynamic and sensitive coastal systems.Defend,...

NPAQ Petition for National Parks

National Parks in Queensland are currently facing many challenges. National Parks Association of Queensland has established a petition on the link below. http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/no-cattle-grazing-in-queensland-national-parks Please visit this site and register your support for our National Parks.

State planning rollbacks

This is a "growth at all costs" landscape. Enough.. The state government has pushed through another raft of rollbacks under the misnomer of "reform" While SCEC is in the process of fully assessing the consequences of these changes, it is evident that the some of the last remaining environmental provisions in the Vegetation Management Act (which was all but dismantled earlier this year) are gone. The community needs to stand up in the face of this unrelenting and misguided growth agenda which is leaving a legacy of environmental and social destruction. Hardly the "prosperous" future being...