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Comment on the Draft State Planning Policy

The Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeny has released the draft State Planning Policy (draft SPP) for public consultation. The Queensland Government is committed to establishing a new approach to state planning policies that simplifies and clarifies state interests. The draft SPP sets out policies on matters of state interest in planning and development, and provides a key framework of the government's broader commitment to planning reform. Public consultation closes on Wednesday...

e-Bulletin 12th April 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   12th April 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News      Keep Australia Beautiful:Beverage Container Recycling Grants Applications are now open for a community grant of up to $10,000 for local projects that will help increase the recycling of beverage containers. For more info go here. SCEC is proud to now be part of the 'Places You Love' campaign.Take action to protect our environmental laws and send a message to Minister Bourke here. Discounting for developers is welfare, says LGA chief: SC Daily Bill Hoffman 11/04/2013DISCOUNTS on...

e-Bulletin 28th March 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   28th March 2013 Happy Easter to all! Please consider how you celebrate however, and follow some of the  tips below: Remember rabbits are not a native to Australia, however Bilby's are, and when you buy a chocolate Bilby you will be donating to the 'Save the Bilby' fund. If you must buy chocolate make sure it has the 'Fair Trade' logo on it that way you know it is sustainablly sourced, guide here Look closely at the packaging: is it encased in foil, then hard plastic then cardboard, or more plastic? Less plastic...

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...

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...

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...