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Losing a generation: flying-fox abandonment event a distressing sign of what's to come

    Humane Society International (HSI) is urging governments to deploy emergency support for wildlife carers and prepare for sustained action as thousands of grey-headed flying-fox pups are being abandoned due to stress...

Coolum Surf Ranch Media Release

PROPOSED COOLUM ‘SURF RANCH’ AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT POSES UNACCEPTABLE FLOOD RISK Several community organisations named in an ABC radio interview on Wednesday 6 November[1] have issued a joint statement, expressing their concerns with the proposed intensive urban development and ‘Surf Ranch’ at Coolum. In the interview, Andrew Stark, General Manager of World Surf League (Australia), mentioned consultation had taken place with several community organisations including the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care, Friends of Yaroomba, OSCAR and Development Watch Inc.  From the conversation that followed, listeners...

Development Watch applies for adjournment of Sekisui Appeal

  MEDIA RELEASE October 17, 2019 An application for adjournment of the Court Appeal by Development Watch against Sunshine Coast Regional Council and global Japanese property development company Sekisui House will be heard this Monday October 21 in Brisbane. Development Watch Legal Officer, Lyn Saxton, said another $110,000 was needed to fund the court case set to start on November 18. ...

Humane Society International decries politicking over sharks

Humane Society International says the new drumlines the Queensland Fisheries Minister is installing on Queensland beaches will serve no public benefit. "They are a political placebo,” said Head of Campaigns Nicola Beynon.

Council airport water release update at odds with community expectations

26 September 2019 - JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT The keenly anticipated update of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project Water Release fact sheet is cause for great disappointment for the six community groups who organised a public information meeting on September 10th in Maroochydore attended by over 300 people....

Imbil State Forest - A plan to bring back endangered lowland forest

Proposal developed by Greg Roberts, Sunshine Coast Birds, 2019.  The Queensland Government is continuing to consider a proposal to restore a large area of subtropical lowland rainforest, a critically endangered habitat, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The proposal being considered by the Environment Minister, Lee-anne Enoch, suggests the stopping of logging hoop pine plantations...