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SCEC’s Planning & Development backgrounder-State election

MEDIA BACKGROUNDER: 27 January 2015 SCEC Election Issue- Planning & DevelopmentThe Sunshine Coast is a unique community because of the balance it has struck between preserving natural areas, for conservation, recreation and amenity, and urban areas, for residential, commercial and tourism purposes. Other communities elsewhere in Queensland (e.g. the Gold Coast or Townsville) have struck a different balance and created a different identity...

Election media release: SCEC calls out the LNP on the environment

The LNP State government’s environmental performance in their first term has been appalling according to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC), the environment sector’s peak body for the region which represents 50 community organisations and has thousands of individual supporters.SCEC’s concerns echo environmental groups across the State that policies to protect the outstanding natural environment...

A look at the Sekisui House proposal

These Google Earth Images clearly show just how visible Sekisui House will be from our beaches making short work of any claims that the development will be 'hidden by the dune profile'.The images were created by from elevation data and concept plans used by Sekisui House in its "consultation". We have replaced the 'artist impression' of each building with polygon covering the roof area which has been set to an altitude above ground level corresponding to the proposed number of storeys for each building (i.e. 10...

Don’t delay! Have your say on light rail routes

MEDIA RELEASE-SUNSHINE COAST COUNCILNovember 25, 2014 End of the line for public comment on light rail routesThe Sunshine Coast community has just a few more days to jump on board and have their say about the proposed light rail network route between Caloundra and Maroochydore.Transport portfolio councillor Rick Baberowsi said the opportunity to comment on the proposed light rail route options closes on Friday, November 28.“The response from the community has been outstanding. I...

Highrise still on cards as planning scheme meeting deferred

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.This has been released today by the...

Light Rail Project-have your say!

The next stage in the Sunshine Coast Light Rail journey has been announced – the route options are now available for community for comment. Visit the Sunshine Coast Council website to view the route options Have your say by completing the online route options survey   This is a great opportunity to progress sustainable transport and help deliver environmental & social benefits so we encourage all Sunshine Coast residents to get involved in this exciting project.. Also consider bringing the survey to the attention of your colleagues,...