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Dear Council…. Uphold the planning scheme-no beachside highrise!

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...

Relay photo’s

Thank you to the 700+ people who helped us complete our relay as we walked from Sunshine Beach to Kings Beach calling for urgent action on climate change. It was a wonderful day, with a great atmosphere and fantastic people. Check out a selection of highlights below. A special mention must go to Haitham Razagui and Jackie Grassel who completed the entire relay, getting ferried across the Maroochy and Mooloolah River and wading through Currimundi Creek. Awesome effort folks we really appreciate it.  

Ready for the relay

Thank you to the 350+ people who have registered for our climate change relay tomorrow. We are very much looking forward to it and the event WILL GO AHEAD regardless of rain or sunshine, All people registered for stage 1 please make sure you are there by 5.10 AM for the welcome to country. Have a good sleep and see you tomorrow.

Town plan shock: Sekisui’s plan for 17 beach buildings

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...

Time to Act! Council considers town plan changes

Magnificent Yaroomba-no high rise now or ever! The Sunshine Coast Council held a special meeting on Tues 30 September to consider amendments to the recently adopted planning scheme - these are likely to allow Sekisui House to develop high rise hotels and apartments on the beach in Yaroomba. And possibly, Bokarina.  This is the thin edge of wedge to allowing inappropriate high-rise development along our famously low-rise, environmentally significant natural coastline.WHAT YOU CAN...

We need your help

We've just finished the poster for the climate change relay and we need your help to get the poster out into the region. We are particularly keen to get a copy of the poster at as many beach access points as we can. If you live near one or regularly go down to the beach please download the poster, print off a copy (A3 or A4), laminate it and put it up at the access point. Or if you work at a school, visit a library or live next to a neighbourhood centre or are somehow connected to another location where you think a...