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Farm or Factory?

Image: View from Mt Ninderry where the 185,000m2+ facility is to be located in the centre (Oct 2018). “Factory facility” planned for Maroochy River A development application  has been lodged with Sunshine Coast Council by an interstate company to build an industrially scaled high tech intensive horticulture business on rural land directly in front of Mt Ninderry in the Maroochy River valley. It will largely be located on the southern floodplains of the upper estuary of the Maroochy River. Hear more from local residents below and why Protect Our Scenic Amenity (POSA) has been created.... Currently there is no industry or development of this nature...

Reform of Queensland Planning Legislation

    When questionable planning approvals are relaxed even more…it’s time to tighten up the generous loopholes and return planning to the people! Queensland residents have concerns about Queensland's planning laws which favour developers' interests over Quality of life, heritage and neighbourhood character Green open space and conservation areas Koala and other wildlife habitat Convenient and timely travel Services and infrastructure capacity to meet population needs One example is the construction of Breeze Mooloolaba by Aria property group which...

Reports expose Sekisui's real risk to Yaroomba turtles

                                 Reports obtained through Right to Information by Coolum & North Shore Coast Care are scathing of Sekisui’s turtle impact assessment and lighting report reinforcing concerns regarding the significant risks posed  by this inappropriate development. Instead of being readily accessible, it took a Right to Information application by a community group...

Queensland’s status as leader in wildlife-diversity at risk, say environment groups

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 17th August 2018 Queensland’s status as leader in wildlife-diversity at risk, say environment groups Queensland’s leading environment groups have warned that Queensland’s status as the most wildlife-rich state in Australia is now seriously at...

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...