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Places You Love

PLACES YOU LOVE The Places You Love campaign, of which SCEC is an alliance member, has achieved some positive gains in retaining environmental protection. By signing petitions, sending the Prime Minister postcards and spreading the word on social media, you are making a difference. Thank you for standing up for the places and wildlife you love. The new Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler has clearly heard that federal control of approval powers should be retained and committed to this in his announcement. Prime Minister Rudd’s statements in his speech to the National Press Club which specifically only mentioned assessment bilateral arrangements (Federal/State assessment process) which encouraged keeping...

e-Bulletin 2nd August 2013

2nd August 2013 From the SCEC desk.. Another busy month with lots on for August so enjoy the read below. If you missed viewing SCEC's Strategic Plan that will take us into the future and operate in a more sustainable fashion., you can see it  here. We hope you like our new newsletter format and of course 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...

SCEC Strategic Plan 2013-2015

After months of discussions, deliberations, writing and editing the SCEC Management Committee has adopted a strategic plan which will guide the organisations activities for the next 3 years. The strategic plan seeks to continue the proud history of over 33 years of environmental advocacy work in the Sunshine Coast region whilst responding to changes in environmental threats, community demographics and campaign tools and methods. Click here to  download a copy of the SCEC Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Flying Foxes in Coolum

  The Sunshine Coast Council has received Federal approval under the EPBC Act to undertake non-lethal dispersal of the flying-fox colony in the Cassia Wildlife Corridor in Coolum.  The dispersal will be undertaken from dawn on Monday 22 July for approx. 10 days. Senior council staff, including conservation officers, fauna experts and wildlife carers will be on site and the process monitored as the dispersal action progresses during this period.  This is a very small window as the grey-headed flying fox (listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act) as the females are soon to enter their final trimester...

e-Bulletin 19th July 2013

19th July 2013 From the SCEC desk.. Welcome to our first E-Bulletin for July and what a busy month it is already shaping up to be. We hope you like our new newsletter format and of course feel free to give us feedback by emailing us here. In the past 6 months we have been giving SCEC an internal overhaul and looking at ways to make our operations run more efficiently with our limited resources. Our wonderful Management Committee have put together a Strategic Plan that will take SCEC into the future and operate in a more sustainable fashion....

Stradbroke Island Sandmining

  A report on last nights ABC 7.30 Report revealed confidential documents obtained by the ABC showed that the State Government intended to change legislation to allow sand mining at the Enterprise mine to continue beyond its current closure date of 2019. This apparently had been done without consultation with the Quandamooka people, who have native title over the area in question. The peak environmental groups have put out a media release strongly condemning the State Governments position.