SCEC Archive

Ecoflicks is on again in 2014

It’s on again! The popular ecoflicks environmental film festival launched itself into the new year with a special screening at the Outrigger Theatrette in Noosa recently.   ecoflicks is a Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) initiative about “People with Passion Sharing a Vision”. It is a festival for the celebration of creative talent, with the vision to inspire environmental stewardship. Through short films, budding filmmakers captivate, inspire and enthuse viewers. The festival gives people the opportunity to showcase their talent and to captivate members of the public with their messages. ecoflicks...

Noosa on Weyba- decision time

  The beauty of Lake Weyba, the high conservation & cultural values of its surrounding environment must be protected from development The Sunshine Coast Council will consider the Noosa on Weyba development at its Ordinary Meeting on 30 Jan Over 900 submissions were received objecting to the proposal and now Council officers have made the sound  recommendation for refusal on a raft of grounds. See the Council officers report here Read  SCEC Submission- Noosa on Weyba Recent article here  

e-Bulletin 24th January 2014

  24th January 2014 Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc You will be well aware that there are some very dark times ahead for our natural environment and those who care about it. Environmental protection measures that have taken years (indeed decades) to achieve are being unravelled in the space of months. SCEC has been at the forefront of the fightback in Queensland working with other regional conservation groups as well as national and international environment groups. It is clear to everyone that the only way we will be able to stop the...

e-Bulletin 10th January 2014

10th January 2014 Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc Welcome to the first e-Bulletin for 2014 and a Happy New Year to you all. Well we are back on deck and open for business and ready to tackle the many exciting challenges that lie ahead this coming year. Don't forget there is only 2 weeks left to enter the SCEC Photo Competition The Sunshine Coast is a region of stunning natural beauty where people live, work and play against one of the most amazing natural backdrops found anywhere on earth. This summer SCEC is running...

A transport vision for the Coast?

If one of the most populated cities in the world can integrate cycling into its streets creating safe cycle ways and public open spaces, then surely a region aiming to be Australia's most sustainable could too? This clip provides more than just inspiration. Showing how the streets of New York City have been transformed over a relatively short period of time to deliver vastly improved traffic conditions, reduced pollution, social benefits..and more , the potential for the Sunshine Coast is very real. With opportunities to reconfigure existing sections...

‘One-stop shop’ will weaken environmental protection’

      PLACES YOU LOVE   MEDIA RELEASE  13 December, 2013  ‘One-stop shop’ will weaken environmental protection The Prime Minister’s move to sign memoranda of understandings to hand environmental powers to the state and territory governments will weaken environmental protection, environmental organisations warned today. The Places You Love alliance, which represents more than 40 environmental groups are also concerned by agreements the Commonwealth has already signed with...

e-Bulletin 13th December 2013

13th December 2013 Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc SCEC's community activism and education role around environmental issues and protection, would not be possible without the ongoing support from our members and donors. Your kind donations and membership renewals are what keep this organisation going and contribute to us achieving our vision for an ecologically sustainable world, so thank you! A big thank you must also go out to all our wonderful volunteers who assist greatly to our daily operations and events, without you it would not be possible to do what we...

Have your say on the Great Barrier Reef

Invitation for comment until 31 January 2014 Draft strategic assessment documents The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Government are currently seeking public comment on their draft strategic assessment and program reports for the Great Barrier Reef Region and adjacent Coastal Zone. The public comment period closes on 31 January 2014. The public comment process is an opportunity for all members of the community to have a say on the future management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and...

Solar Citizens Petition: ‘Don’t tax the Sun’

Solar Citizens has launched a petition to push back against a new proposal floated by the Australian Energy Market Commission to hit every solar home with a fee or tariff just to be connected to the grid.     Tell our State Premiers and Energy Ministers that you won’t stand for a tax on the sun by signing the petition from our friends at Solar Citizens here: We're collecting signatures on this 'Don't Tax the Sun' petition and have...

Protect Queensland’s National Parks

National Parks Association of Queensland calls on the QLD Government to: Remove cattle grazing from Queensland National Parks Protect National Parks from high impact recreation Prohibit resort construction on National Park land Expand National Park coverage beyond 5% View the video campaign message here Why is this important? 70% of Queenslanders visited a National Park in the past 12 months. This means over 3.2 million of us explored, experienced and enjoyed what our beautiful state has to offer. Yet disappointingly Queensland has the smallest allocation...

Obi Obi Gorge zipline news

Design, route and operation proposed for Obi Obi unknown as subject to commercial-in-confidence EOI process   Check out this article in the latest edition of the Hinterland Times (pg 19) Are we scrambling the tourism golden egg by introducing commercial activity like a zipline into the iconic Kondalilla National Park? http://issuu.com/heat1870/docs/ht_dec13_jan14_web_edition

A call to action: Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trade Ministers from the 12 TPP countries will meet in Singapore on December 7-9 to...