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Noosa on Weyba Update

Dear Friends of Lake Weyba and concerned members of our community, Thank you for your support of our organisation whether through membership, involvement in one of our many community events, such as our photography competition or one of the wildlife walks on Weyba, or perhaps you registered your protest against inappropriate development for Lake Weyba and it's catchment area on our website. The proposed urban development application known as "Noosa on Weyba" is now open for Public Comment. The consortium of developers Mantle/Hoffman, who are behind this controversial proposal on the shores of Lake Weyba and it's catchment area, submitted their response to the 104 requests for...

Overgrazed National Parks are a wildlife wasteland

Overgrazed National Parks are a wildlife wasteland     North of Moorrinya National Park               4 mile turn off Forest Den       The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) recently visited 4 of the 5 National Parks being grazed by cattle and were appalled at what they found. See their latest media release: Overgrazed National Parks media release  

Moreton Bay Eco-Alliance Fights to Save Koala Habitat

  Appeal to State and Commonwealth Governments to block Moreton Bay Regional Council's West Petrie Bypass MBEA FINAL Media Release 26Nov13

SEQ Water Recreation Review-Cooloolabin,Wappa & Poona Dam

It’s your water! Have your say… Seqwater is undertaking the Recreation Review to explore the recreational opportunities in and around its lakes. The review will cover 23 Seqwater lakes grouped into 10 different areas. The recreation review discussion papers which cover Cooloolabin and Wappa Dams were released today. These discussion papers cover all activities including picnicking, fishing, watercraft, trails, site access and a...

Noosa on Weyba now open for comment

    Noosa on Weyba development proposal now available for public submissions- MCU12/0208 Please  be advised that the development application known as Noosa on Weyba is currently publicly notified and available for submissions until December 10th. Visit Friends of Lake Weyba  for more information and a guide for making your important submission. View the application via the Sunshine Coast Council link or a condensed version with summaries & background by Paul Summers Planning Strategies here. As you may know, this large scale development will straddle the...

Is there any conservation left in the Nature Conservation Act?

View this informative vid from the National Parks Association of Queensland & sign the petition to protect Queensland's National Parks Friday Environment Forum news for Nov 8 The opportunity to join the wonderful Noosa Parks Association folk for their Friday Forum was greatly appreciated.  SCEC will continue to scrutinise what the consequences of these legislative rollbacks mean for our...

Environmental Law & Policy reform-EDO update

    Here's an update from the wonderful, hardworking folk of the Environmental Defenders Office on the latest rollbacks in environmental protections; Nth Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Another Act Amendment Bill (Nth Stradbroke Bill) Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (2013)  

Protect Queenslands National Parks

Queenslanders are facing a dire threat to our  environment.              The QLD Government: Has made changes to legislation, permitting damaging cattle grazing on some National Parks until Dec 31 Plans to open National Parks to high impact forms of recreation Are actively promoting development on Park land through financial incentives 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...

e-Bulletin 1st November 2013

1st November 2013 SUNSHINE COAST RALLY FOR NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION: 17TH NOVEMBER 2013 TIME: 17-11-2013- 10:00am- 12 midday EVENT ADDRESS: Quota Memorial Park, Matthew Street, Nambour QLD 4560, Australia (behind Woolworths) Members and friends across the Sunshine Coast are invited to a rally being organised by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council on 17 November to link with GetUp's National Day of Climate Action. WEAR HOT SUMMER COLOURS. Think red, orange, yellow- shirts, clothes, signs, banners, face-paint, sunhats, zinc, umbrellas and any other creative ideas. Bring along, or make on the day, a sign reading:...

Waterway health revealed

The recent release of this year's Healthy Waterways Report Card showed that better investment in catchment management and the great efforts of the region's community groups yielded welcome improved grades in some waterways, while others either held steady or experienced declines. Sediment & other pollutants entering our estuaries, particularly from construction sites & some rural activities, remains a major issue. With the push and encroachment of increased development activities, some slated for sensitive environments, increased sediment and erosion control compliance is a must.  See the results here   titanfall играть онлайн

North Stradbroke Island Sand Mining

The Queensland Government has quietly removed critical environmental safeguards  from its proposed North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Amendment Bill 2013                   THE state government will amend the North Stradbroke Island Sustainability Act to allow mining on the island after 2025 to 2035. Queensland Mines Minister Andrew Cripps was expected to introduce a Bill to amend the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act in Parliament yesterday. Under the Act, which received royal assent in April 2011, 94 per cent of...

e-Bulletin 18th October 2013

18th October 2013 From the SCEC desk.. A very big thank you to all those wonderful people who attended the launch of SCEC's new book 'The Sunshine Coast Environment- Extraordinary People and Places'. Those attendees contributed to a very successful and joyful gathering. A special mention must also go to Ian Lowe who was guest speaker, and gave up time from his busy schedule to contribute to our launch. If you were unable to attend the event but would still like to purchase a copy of the book, we have them for sale...