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Adani Groundwater Plan Approved

The Adani Carmichael coal mine project continues to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Queensland government, under significant pressure since the federal election, has approved Adani's Ground Water Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan (GDEMP). The Department of Environment and Science cited the additional conditions placed on Adani and the input of both the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. The decision means that preliminary work can begin on the Adani site, however further approvals are needed before an extraction can occur. After a recent win thanks to ACF and EDO QLD,...

United to Save Yaroomba

Watch our video of turtle hatchlings on Yaroomba Beach.   This is what's at stake if we don't win our fight!! PLEASE DONATE NOW In June 2018, the Sunshine Coast Council approved a controversial proposal by developer Sekisui for a high-rise, high-density residential, retail and hotel development at Yaroomba - a significant turtle nesting site for endangered loggerheads and one of the Sunshine Coast's last untouched coastal jewels.This was despite years of community opposition and Sekisui’s proposal being contrary to the Coast’s town plan – a contract with the community to protect our beautiful Coast from developments just...

World Environment Day 2019

World Environment Day Festival is returning to Cotton Tree at Maroochydore on June 2nd 2019! Join us and over 100 community groups, food vendors, musicians and exhibitors to celebrate and take action for our local environment. World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Each year the day is centered around a theme, this year's theme is air pollution. Unfortunately, 91%...

Recreational hunting not the answer to feral animals

A parliamentary petition calling for a Proposed 3-year trial of conservation hunting in Queensland State Forests raises significant  concerns as its' intent is for the hunting of feral 'game' and not focused on humanely managing feral animals for conservation outcomes.  While the wide-ranging and cumulative impacts of feral animals on native wildlife, ecosystems and biodiversity are recognised and warrant an urgent and comprehensive response, the approach taken in this proposal...

Vale John Sinclair AO

  MEDIA STATEMENT 08 February 2019   Vale Dr John Sinclair AO – a true giant amongst nature conservationists The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) wishes to acknowledge the recent passing of Dr John Sinclair AO – a true giant amongst nature conservationists both nationally and internationally. No words can say how grateful we are for your extraordinary courage and dedicated conservation efforts spanning five decades. Dr Sinclair is best known for his decades long campaigns to have the environmental, scientific and cultural values of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Region Marine and National Parks protected, sustainably managed,...

Support SCEC through Containers for Change

Queensland's Container Refund Scheme kicked off on November 1st 2018 and we are fortunate to be able to benefit from your recycling efforts. You can nominate SCEC as your charity and you will not only reduce landfill, but help fund our work to protect and preserve the Sunshine Coast's environment. For more information on the scheme, click HERE. For a list of container refund points, click HERE.  Please quote our Scheme ID C10007101 when depositing your containers. Thank you for supporting us and happy...