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Wildlife needs your voice!

  GUIDE TO MAKING A SUBMISSION TO THE FEDERAL SENATE INQUIRY ON FAUNAL EXTINCTION CRISIS   BACKGROUND The Federal Senate has responded to public concerns as to the plight of Australia’s wildlife and adequacy of our environmental laws. This Inquiry provides an important opportunity to highlight the problem and solutions to our extinction crisis. Including closely examining Australia’s national environmental laws, policies and funding arrangements. Submissions to the inquiry will play an important role in shaping recommendations of the committee. Key points to consider: Submissions should address the Terms of Reference. The most impactful...

Raise your voice for Democracy

Please support this action being undertaken by SCEC member group Friends of Yaroomba by coming to the rally and by sharing this message with your organisation’s members, family and friends. Let's join together to hold our representatives to account!     Dear Sunshine Coast Community Groups and Residents Following the Sunshine Coast Regional Council approving Sekisui’s contentious high rise, high density residential development at Yaroomba (which a record breaking 9,288 people formally objected to), we subsequently attended an OSCAR Inc General Meeting, where we heard from other Sunshine Coast Community groups...

Council gets it right with Palmview vote

​ MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2018  The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) has welcomed support for recommendations to have land at Palmview retained for conservation and flood storage. “These parcels have significant ecological and habitat values, function as wildlife corridors and are almost entirely flood prone.   They form important linkages with the nearby Mooloolah River National Park and Lower Mooloolah Environmental Reserve and support the hydrology necessary for the health of these conservation areas and function of the floodplains” said...

Sekisui's proposal approved

Last week, Sekisui’s inappropriate development application for Yaroomba was approved after Councillors voted 6:5 in favour of the proposal.

Sekisui decision to be made Thursday 21 June 2018

Last week, a report by Sunshine Coast Council officers recommended approval of the Sekisui House Yaroomba Beach development application, despite conflicts with the Planning Scheme and an unprecedented 9,288 objections from the community. Now, in a Special Meeting tomorrow - Thursday 21 June - 11 Councillors will go to vote and decide if this inappropriate development gets the green light.

Yandina Creek Wetlands- a campaign celebration

HISTORY OF THE YANDINA CREEK WETLAND CAMPAIGN by GREG ROBERTS With floodgates being reopened in May 2018 so the Yandina Creek Wetland on Queensland's Sunshine Coast can be restored, the future is looking bright for this important site. A campaign spanning six years has finally resulted in an excellent outcome for biodiversity in the heart of Australia's tenth largest city. Supporters of that campaign have suggested that its history be documented; this account is...