November 2017


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Come along to an information night where local Community Organisations will help inform the community about how the Sekisui “Yaroomba Beach” development will affect the area under the current development proposal…and what you can do about it.

1. Sunshine Coast Environment Council

2. Development Watch on 2014 Planning Scheme, what Sekisui really want to do to Yaroomba and the conflicts with the Scheme

3. Coast Care on Threat to Endangered Species “Sea Turtles”

4. Development Watch Superior Outcome for Tourism, the Environment and the Community

Wrap Up. Sunshine Coast Environment Council


Tuesday 28th November
Did you know that marine turtles visit our beaches every summer to nest? Do you walk your local beach regularly?

Come and learn about Turtle tracks, Turtle nests, Hatchlings and Strandings, from the Turtle team at Coolum & North Shore Coast Care.

6:30 pm in the Ross Bartlett Room.
Tea and Coffee provided.

We have put together a suggested outline for submissions relating to the Yaroomba Beach development by Sekisui House at Yaroomba.

Note that submissions must be received by Sunshine Coast Council by 16 January 2018. Please note the new submission end date – all submissions must be signed and dated from 17 November 2017 onwards – if you sent in your submission prior to 17 November 2017, you will need to resubmit your submission.

How to make an Development Approval Submission

  1. Go to the Sunshine Coast Council online form where you can attach the submission letter you write. Alternatively, you can post a paper copy to Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560 or bring it into the Nursery and we will post it for you!
  2. Download the Pro-Forma that Coast Care has prepared for your letter and add your own reasons and words in the headings provided. Make sure you add your details to the form to ensure it is a ‘proper submission’.
  3. Personalising your submission is important. Please read through the submission. If you have time, please change the wording to make it your own personal submission – this will give your submission more weight.
  4. If you aren’t skilled at writing, are short on time, or would like some further help with content, don’t fret. You can download Development Watch’s great Writing Toolkit to cut and paste what you feel are good objections into the headers of the Details section of your submission. Simply click on a header to open the webpage text, find what most resonates with you, and copy & paste it into your submission.

Make sure you don’t forget to add your personal details onto the form (highlighted in green) to make your submission ‘proper’.


To make it easy to submit your letter online, here are the Application Details to enter into the fields:

Application no.: MCU17/0095, MCU 17/0096 & REC17/0056

Postal address of Land (as advertised): David Low Way, Yaroomba

Nature of proposed development: Preliminary Approval (in accordance with section 242 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009) for Material Change of Use of Premises to establish Yaroomba Beach Master Plan


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at, or go to the Development Watch website for more information about the development proposal.