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Sunshine Coast Environment Council

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC represents over 40 community groups working on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability.

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  • Highrise still on cards as planning scheme meeting deferred 14/11/2014


    14 November 2014

    While the special meeting of Councillors to deliberate major amendments to the new planning scheme which could undo the overaching strategic framework to allow high rise at Yaroomba and elsewhere has been deferred from 01 December to an as yet to be set date in early 2015, the issue and concerns have not gone away. Read more

  • Light Rail Project-have your say! 04/11/2014


    The next stage in the Sunshine Coast Light Rail journey has been announced – the route options are now available for community for comment.

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  • Dear Council…. Uphold the planning scheme-no beachside highrise! 24/10/2014


    Fm ocean Mt Coolum backdrop-FB

    At the Special Meeting of the Sunshine Coast Council to consider Planning Scheme amendments on 30 September, Council resolved to defer any decision on such amendments until December. See Minutes A deferral does not mean that a significant amendment, such as undoing the overarching Strategic Intent of the Planning Scheme, is off the table. Yaroomba and other parts of region are still vulnerable to having changes made to accomodate development currently not permitted in the newly adopted Planning Scheme. Like, 17 buildings on less than 20ha at Yarooomba with multiple towers around 40m! So, Councillors still need to hear from you….



    Councillor contacts

    Write to or ring all councillors making it clear that you do NOT want the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme amended to allow high rise development. The changes to the planning scheme will affect the whole of the Sunshine Coast ..not just Yaroomba. We need to preserve the natural environment that we value and enjoy and that tourists, who do not want a Gold Coast style experience, also rate highly and value.

    TELL THEM: ‘Do not support amendments to the planning scheme that would allow high-rise, The Strategic Intent of the scheme and the Local Plans must be upheld’


    Why? Read more

  • Town plan shock: Sekisui’s plan for 17 beach buildings 08/10/2014

    Sekisui concept plan 08Oct14


    SEKISUI House revealed yesterday plans to erect 17 buildings on a 20ha piece of Yaroomba beachfront ranging from three to 10 storeys.

    The project, an application for which will be lodged next year, includes five 10-storey buildings, each 39m tall, one nine-storey building, two of eight storeys, seven buildings to seven storeys and two between two to three storeys.

    The company’s senior development manager Evan Aldridge said he wanted to release facts and images on the proposal so the community could provide feedback on correct information.

    RELATED: Polls show Coast residents don’t want lift in high-rise

    See full article here   Read more



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