A proposal has recently been announced for a large retail and commercial development in the Yaroomba and Mount Coolum region of the Sunshine Coast. The proposal includes high-rise beachfront apartments, a casino and a theme park.
The proposal is not in keeping with the Town Plan for this area. As the subject land is surrounded by low-rise, low-key and low-impact development, then any development like the one proposed would have an adverse affect on this region both visually, audibly and environmentally.
Yaroomba and Mt Coolum including its National Park is an area of natural beauty, low-impact, low-key and thoughtful lifestyle. It is not an area that should be exploited for brash monetary gain via casinos and theme parks. Nor should it be open to commercial development at the sake of the environment, wildlife and lifestyle. The essence of this region is to escape these human-made distractions. Cities and the likes of the Gold Coast adequately provide these facilities.
- any proposal for a structure higher than 3 storeys
- any proposal affecting the Yaroomba foreshore and parabolic dunes
- any proposal which would impact audibly and visually on all surrounding residents, in particular a theme park and high-rise buildings
- any proposal that is disharmonious with the natural environment and cultural lifestyle of the region