Dark sky reserve, have your say

Dark sky

The Sunshine Coast has quality night skies in a number of areas across the region. Have your say on the proposed Dark Sky Reserve.

A sky filled with stars 

Sunshine Coast Council is proposing to establish a Dark Sky Reserve encompassing the Mary River catchment and adjoining State protected areas within the Sunshine Coast local government area. This includes the townships of Maleny, Mapleton, Montville, Witta, Flaxton and Conondale.

Keeping our night sky dark and filled with stars is important for:

  • Our health and wellbeing
  • Wildlife that move and feed at night
  • Helping to reduce our carbon emissions
  • Supporting local businesses.

Learn more about the project here and have your say on the proposal from Monday 20 May 2024.

Community consultation closes Sunday 16 June 2024.

Photo credit: Dr Ken Wishaw

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