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Inquiry into the Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

The Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee  has published a summary of the Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 on its website.  The summary is available at: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/AREC/inquiries/current-inquiries/11-LandWaterOLA The committee welcomes written submissions on the Bill. The closing date for lodging submissions is Friday, 5 April 2012.  Public hearing for...

Environmental Defenders Office opportunities to comment on law reform

Draft Management Plans for Commonwealth Marine Reserves open for comment until 14 February 2013 The draft management plans have been prepared under the EPBC Act and cover the South-west, North-west, North and Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network and the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve. The plans and further information is...

Comment on the Draft Rural Futures Strategy

Draft Rural Futures Strategy Council has recently released a Draft Rural Futures Strategy for public comment. The draft strategy provides a framework for supporting the growth and prosperity of the rural communities of the Sunshine Coast. It sets out a range of activities that will help strengthen and enhance the existing role of the Hinterland as an area of outstanding natural beauty and vitality, and as a location: for agriculture production as a tourism destination for a range...

Senate Inquiry into the EPBC Amendment Bill 2012

Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012 are due in this Friday 18 January 2013.  Everyone should write in to show that there is a need for independent assessment of projects that could impact our Matters of National Environmental Significance and that the Federal Government is required to hold those powers. Here are four reasons why this is important: 1....

A nuclear future?

The QLD Greens are organising an afternoon to discuss the recent reignition of the nuclear debate. SCEC executive officer Wiebe ter Bals will be one of the speakers examining the environmental cost of Nuclear energy across the lifecycle. Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear campaigner Robin Taubenfeld will be the other key speaker. The event takes place at Kings Tavern in Caloundra on Sunday the 20th of January and will go from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Click here to few the flyer

Caloundra South Submissions

7TH JUNE 2013 Stockland has now submitted it's Caloundra South Final Public Environment Report (PER)  View report here  Environment Minister Tony Burke's decision is due any day. Submissions on the draft Public Environmental Report for Caloundra South are due on Friday the 28th of December.  The PER process is the last statutory opportunity the community has to make their views about this proposed development heard. SCEC has reviewed the documents and prepared a detailed submission, a summary of the submission is repeated below. We encourage everyone to make a submission on this important topic (submissions should...