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.


We have just released the latest edition of the Coolum & North Shore Coast Care newsletter. This issue contains updates on events, activities and observations by our volunteers during their work on our Coast. We hope you enjoy this Spring Edition, which will also be posted shortly on our Website and a link to our Facebook page as well.

You may notice that our newsletter has a new look. While this may not be the ‘definitive’ look, it is a glimpse into designs to come. We hope that you like the results and please let us know what you think. If there are any features, feedback (positive and/or constructive) or suggestions on things in the newsletter or things you would like to see, please send your comments to

And as always, please feel free to send in contributions for our next Newsletter. The next edition will be our Summer Edition coming out in December. Submissions for content are due by the 01 December. If you have attended a Coast Care event or relevant environmental function, have a great picture or story of the Coast, or have musings or something else to share, send them in to us at and you might see your article in our next edition!



2018 Calendar Outlets

September 21, 2017

in Association News

2018 Calendar Front
Please support the work of Coolum and North Shore Coast Care by purchasing one or more 2018 calendars which are now available for $10.00 at various outlets as follows. We sincerely thank the community and these outlets for helping us with this fund raising project.


Coolum Community Native Nursery, 157 Warran Rd

Wagtail Café, David Low Way


Mitre 10, William St.

The Shop, Esplanade, David Low Way

Red Zoo, David Low Way (across from the Surf Club)

Ma Boulange Patisserie, David Low Way

Lea’s Short Cuts, Birtwill St. Plaza

Mount Coolum

Daily Dose, 8/2 Suncoast Beach Dr.


Mudjimba Beach Newspower


Digitech, 15/3 Pittards Road


Barung Land Care, 38A Coral St

Peregian Beach

Peregian Vet, Grebe St


Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre,

5 Wallace Drive

Yandina/ Ninderry

Fairhill Native Plants 

2018 Calendar Launch

September 21, 2017

in Events

calendar front
Calendars are now available:
Coast Care members and friends are invited to an informal gathering and calendar launch. Its a chance to meet members and pick up your complementary copy of the calendar. If you are unable to attend the launch, your free copy can be signed for at the Nursery during its working hours- Tuesday to Saturday.
Calendar Launch Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Friday September 22
Place: Coolum Community Native Nursery, 157 Warran Rd. Yaroomba, Coolum Beach

Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia

In case you missed it, there is a new Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles 2017 , published on the Commonwealth Government’s website.

The 2017 – 2027 Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia identifies actions that are required to recover the seven species of marine turtle found in Australian waters.

Among these species, the endangered Loggerhead Turtle nesting habitat between Double Island Point and Pumicestone Passage has been identified as critical to the survival of this species. This is an important listing for our local beaches and recognises the great work that all the volunteers do in collecting scientific data on marine turtles along our Sunshine Coast coastline. This plan recognises the importance of our beaches as nesting grounds for the Loggerhead Turtle.