SCEC Archive

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,...

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...

Relay Stages

Relay schedule Beach acess points (NB: 6.3 Mb) Climate Change Relay- Individual Stage Maps Stage 1- Sunshine Beach SLSC to Beach acces 38 Stage 2- Beach access 39 to Beach access 40 Stage 3- Beach access 40 to Beach access 44 Stage 4- Beach access 44 to Beach access 47 Stage 5- Beach access 47 to beach access 51 Stage 6- Beach access 51 to Beach access 59 Stage 7- Beach access 59 to Beach access 67 Stage 8- Beach access 67 to Beach access 69 Stage 9- Beach access 69 to Beach access 72 Stage 10- Beach access 72 to Scrub Road Stage 11- Scrub Road to Dewar Street Stage 12- Dewar Street to Beach access 90 Stage 13- Beach access 90 to Beach access...

QCC calls on Premier to back Renewable Energy

Media Release:  29 August 2014                                      Premier Newman must publicly Support Renewable Energy in Queensland-QCC According to Queensland Conservation (QCC), recommendations by the Commonwealth’s Expert Review Panel, to reduce or remove the Renewable Energy Target (RET) are an attack on the future of Queensland, on small business, on jobs, on the cost of living and on a cleaner environment....