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e-Bulletin May 2015

Sunshine Coast Environment Council Dear Scec, If you have not already heard, the major news coming from SCEC is that Sekisui's plans have been halted by the overwhelming majority of our Councillors (more details below)! This decission sends a very clear message to all would be investors, you are welcome on the coast but only if you're willing to play by our rules. Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of this campaign it was people power that won the day. This campaign really benefited from our ability to show where supporters were from and to ask people in key...

People Power & the Planning scheme

LETTER TO EDITORThe decision by an overwhelming majority of Councillors to not make major changes to the planning scheme to accommodate Sekisui’s ill-conceived intensive development at Yaroomba clearly showed that the community has called it correctly all along.Key issues and recommendations raised in the Council officers’ 27 April report and during the council meeting debate to arrive at such a decisive and sensible vote validated the community’s justified concerns. The extent and implications of amendments which would have seriously compromised the new planning scheme, unacceptable visual and...

Community Unanimous-No Change to Town Plan

MEDIA RELEASE- 13 April 2015A packed community information forum at Coolum on Saturday voted unanimously to oppose any changes to the Sunshine Coast planning scheme that would allow for Sekisui’s proposal for intensive high rise development at Yaroomba Beach.“The capacity audience of 600 people from across the region is justifiably concerned about this inappropriate proposal for the sensitive beachfront of Yaroomba” said Keryn Jones, President of the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, co-hosts of the event with local community...

e-Bulletin April 2015

Sunshine Coast Environment Council   Welcome to the April e-Bulletin. We are experiencing some issues with our mail client so this bulletin does not use our standard theme template but we hope you'll find the information none the worse for it.   Thanks to everyone who attended, supported, volunteered and promoted Plates in a Paddock. We had an unforgettable night. Our volunteer photographer Steve White took some amazing photo's of the night which you can check our here. Plates in a Paddock once again highlighted the importance of running community events to our ability to connect with people from...

PUBLIC INFO SESSION ON SEKISUI HOUSE PROPOSAL

MEDIA RELEASE- 07 AprilThe region’s peak environmental advocacy group, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) will co-host a public information session with local community group Development Watch on Saturday 11 April from 2pm at the Coolum Civic Centre on the Sekisui House proposal at Yaroomba.“With the release of ‘revised concept plans’ by Sekisui House on which Council will soon consider a major planning scheme amendment, the community deserve an opportunity to learn more about what’s...

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