At a Special Meeting today (24 October), Sunshine Coast Council unanimously endorsed a nomination for the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere.
The Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year and leading sustainable business expert Arron Wood has been announced as the MC of the National Clean Technologies Conference due to take place from 29 – 31 May 2019 on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
The Sunshine Coast Council Solar Farm has been honoured in the National Awards for Local Government which showcase innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities. The Solar Farm won the Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure Award, highlighting council’s forward thinking approach to invest in modern infrastructure to […]
Sea Life Sunshine Coast has welcomed three Grey Nurse Sharks back to the Sunshine State, becoming the only tourist attraction in Queensland to house the endangered species. The trio – Pallas, Huey and Patches – were recently transported more than 1,000 kilometres from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary to Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and have since […]
A four-year research project has been launched to understand the types of wildlife that have been attracted to the rehabilitated wetlands at the Maleny Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The project will look for and then monitor all the species that return to the area, including those that are endangered. Unitywater and the University of the […]
After months of rehabilitation, six sea turtles have been released into the Pacific Ocean today, after being treated and cared for by the animal team at Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba The six turtles, affectionately named Superbowl, Dingo, Crush, Regi, Pita and Rafael, were taken in to SEA LIFE Mooloolaba at varying times over the […]
Melbourne-based artist, Mitch Gobel, today announced a $25,000 donation from art sales to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors in a very special demonstration at the Wildlife Hospital with the assistance of a few of Australia Zoo’s wildlife stars! Over the coming days Mitch will create a custom artwork on site at Australia Zoo to hang in the […]
Sunshine Coast Council has today taken the next step in becoming Australia’s first local government organisation to build a solar farm. Council has lodged a Material Change of Use (MCU) development application to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm at Valdora to offset the organisation’s entire electricity consumption at its facilities and operations. […]
A Green Army has descended on Maleny Community Precinct to continue conservation efforts at the 125 ha site. The Green Army, an Australian Government initiative, provides an opportunity for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields. Federal Member for Fisher Mal Brough today (Oct 15) met with Sunshine Coast Divisional […]
The passion, dedication and significant contribution of private landholders involved in Sunshine Coast Council’s Land for Wildlife Program and Voluntary Conservation Agreement programs has been recognised at today’s Ordinary Meeting. Mayor Mark Jamieson said Sunshine Coast had the largest Land for Wildlife membership in the state and Council’s program was the largest delivered by any […]