Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc.
|Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc came into existence in 1963 as the first ‘country’ branch. The founder of this Caloundra Branch, as it was originally known, was Kathleen McArthur, one of the four founders of WPSQ, who lived in Caloundra. Rampant development along the coastal strip (and its attendant destruction of wildlife habitat) has always been a major concern for the branch, which plays an active role in lobbying for the conservation and preservation of the natural environment.
Our major project, Faunawatch, a community-based fauna monitoring initiative with expert scientific input, has a strong relationship with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and receives substantial funding from Council’s Community Partnerships Program.
Our members participate in regular weeding and planting activities at a conservation reserve on the coast, and develop their bird, animal and insect identifying skills on regular Faunawatch outings.
We are a member of Stockland’s Aura Community Advisory Group, providing wildlife information to this large development south of Caloundra.
Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc is also a member of other local environment, landcare and community groups, liaising with them on common issues.
15 July 2020: We have launched a parliamentary petition to counter Queensland Air Museum’s petition to expand their facility into Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve. Read more here.
Help us to protect Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve from development by signing and sharing our counter online petition to Parliament
Please note: meeting location has changed to Caloundra Power Boat Club in September 2020.
Day/Date: on the third Wednesday of the month (not December)
Regular Faunawatch activities
See the Faunawatch page for details of upcoming activities and refer to Faunawatch Newsletter below.
Wildlife Qld Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc