Latest News

Qld Vegetation Laws Under Threat-HSI

A message from the Humane Society International: On the 20th March the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines introduced the Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill, 2013 to Parliament, and it is currently under consideration by the State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee. This Bill represents one of the largest environmental rollbacks in Australian history and is a clear breach of an election promise make by Premier Campbell Newman that " the LNP will retain the current level of statutory vegetation protection". Just over...

e-Bulletin 26th April 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   26th April 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   Planning for World Environment Day is full speed ahead and getting very exciting. Follow the links to check out the new Website and FaceBook page. As with all successful events, they would not be possible without a wonderful team of volunteers.If you would like to volunteer at World Environment Day, learn new skills, have fun with like minded people and be proactive in educating the community about sustainable living choices then got to our volunteer page or E: [email protected]  Stockland...

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...