Yaroomba Beach will be a place 
for everyone to enjoy

Thank you

Here’s to everyone across the Sunshine Coast who have said YES to our world-class proposal for new jobs, new tourism, new housing and new public facilities at Yaroomba beach.

You’ve made Yaroomba Beach THE BEST supported development application in the Sunshine Coast’s history.


Yaroomba Beach will provide significant public benefits:

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Coastal Village

Relax in the landscaped coastal village with a park,
playground, shops, restaurants and cafes
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The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa

The first 5 Star hotel on the coast in 30 years which includes integrated conference and event facilities
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Sunshine Coast economy boost

$120 million boost to the local
economy every year^
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Patrolled beach

Swim and unwind at the new patrolled beach just a stroll
from car parking, bike paths, showers and toilets
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New ongoing jobs for locals

Live and work locally with 360 new jobs onsite and training partnership with TAFE^
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New homes that meet community needs

Providing a diversity of new housing in a premium location for
downsizing, first home buyers and renters
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5 Star ecotourism

Explore the coast's environment and heritage with
family and friends along the Coastal Discovery Trail
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Arts and culture

Enjoy a diverse program of arts and cultural
events for the whole family
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Preserving the environment

Set to become Australia's first 5 Star Green Star resort and
targeting a 6 Star Green Star community rating
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Public park looking back to the 7-storey 5-star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa
Public park looking back to the 7-storey 5-star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa

Yaroomba Beach will be a place

for everyone to enjoy

The new coastal village will be a place for locals and visitors to meet, relax, and enjoy great food and boutique shopping.

The 220 room 5 Star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa, and adjacent 140 serviced apartments draw inspiration from nature, featuring refined design and sustainable materials.

The layout, orientation and footprint of the buildings and landscape combine to form a special amenity and connection, interspersed by more than three hectares of green and open space.

 

Yaroomba Beach Masterplan

A series of precincts, each with its own ambience
and character, radiate from The Westin and village heart

These cascade down in height from the central seven storey tourism precinct to a precinct of four storey residential apartments, then to an outer halo of low-density two and three storey residences.

Over three hectares of land will be gifted to the Sunshine Coast Council and the community maintained to the highest standard at no cost to council.

More than three kilometres of pathways will link to David Low Way and provide public access to the beach, parkland and shops, restaurants and cafes of the village heart.

The parks and pathways, coastal village, The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa and 16 beachfront dwellings will be delivered in Stage One.

In total, 753 apartments and 98 dwellings will complement the shared facilities at Yaroomba Beach.

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Alfresco dining area across the 6,600 square metre public park

Yaroomba Beach has a vibrant coastal village at its heart that welcomes the community in.

  • A destination in itself, the village heart will offer boutique shops, quality cafes and exciting restaurants
  • There will be a 6,600m2 public park– two and a half times the size of Tickle Park in Coolum – where you can kick the footy with the kids, have a picnic or enjoy regular arts and cultural events
  • A playground and water play space next to the public park will be a place for your kids to enjoy creative art, imaginative plants, water swirls and sprays
  • The high tech Coastal Discovery Centre and Coastal Discovery Trail will help you explore the region’s history and environment through interactive displays and virtual reality
  • And getting there will be easy, with multiple entries to more than three kilometres of dedicated pedestrian and cycling paths and 180 public car parking spaces connecting to the beach

The alternative to the Coastal Village at Yaroomba Beach has already been approved – a gated housing estate with apartments up to four storeys.
The better outcome is clear.

By providing a variety of quality accommodation, community facilities and local business opportunities, this exciting new project will provide a lasting positive legacy for the Sunshine Coast.

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Existing approval

  • No public parking to access the beach
  • No public parks or local amenities
  • No 5 Star international resort or conference facilities
  • No significant tourism spend injected into the local economy
  • Minimum job creation
  • Ecotourism opportunity lost
  • Total clearing of all vegetation on site
  • 100,000 m³ of imported fill required
  • No sustainability rating achieved
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Yaroomba Beach

  • 180 public car parks and direct access to the patrolled beach
  • 6000m² of public park to promote arts and cultural events
  • 5 Star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa and conference facilities
  • $120 million annual boost to the economy
  • 360 new jobs on site, 1400 total new jobs across the Sunshine Coast
  • Targeted Advanced Ecotourism Certification for the Resort and Coastal Discovery Centre and Trail
  • 10% retained mature vegetation and creating 3km of pathways
  • No imported fill required
  • Targeted 6 Star Green Star community rating
The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa lobby and pool area

The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa will give you access to 5 Star lifestyle facilities

  • 220-room 5 Star international resort
  • Two signature restaurants offering the best menus featuring fresh local produce
  • A rooftop restaurant and bar for breakfast, long lunches or sunset cocktails with views to the ocean and Mount Coolum
  • A modern gym and 50m guest resort pool
  • A luxury day spa where you can escape from the everyday
  • Conference and event facilities for social and business gatherings of up to 800 people
  • Adjoining The Westin will be 140 short-stay serviced apartments designed to The Westin standard
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Yaroomba Beach adds $120 million to the Sunshine Coast regional economy – annually

  • This is a $800 million investment for a much needed tourism and residential development that will contribute significantly to the Sunshine Coast economy
  • It aligns with Sunshine Coast Council’s vision, boosting tourism, sport and leisure, agribusiness and aerospace industries – including the expansion of Sunshine Coast Airport
  • And it will create another 90,000 new visitor nights on the Sunshine Coast a year, generating $39 million in annual new tourism spending
  • The latest technology and flexible event spaces at The Westin will help to bring international standard events and conferences back to the region
  • While The Westin’s parent company, Marriott International, will market the region as a destination to its 110 million loyalty members across the globe
  • The integrated residential community is forecast to increase turnover at local shopping centres by up to 22%
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Public access to new patrolled beach just a stroll from parking, bike paths, showers and toilets

Bringing back a patrolled beach at Yaroomba Beach

  • Two patrol points on the world standard 500m beachfront
  • New surf lifesaving tower designed to Surf Life Saving Queensland standards
  • Clean, modern public toilet and shower facilities
  • An easy stroll along landscaped paths to the village shops and cafes for snacks and coffee
  • The flora and fauna of the coastal dunes will be protected and untouched
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Evening alfresco dining and entertainment in the new coastal village

Yaroomba Beach offers the opportunity to live locally, train locally and work locally

  • There will be 360 jobs created at Yaroomba Beach.
  • 260 of these jobs will be at The Westin, part of Marriott International, in hospitality, landscaping, guest services and maintenance to management and administration
  • And they will have access to career progression and structured training with Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel group with successful operations in 124 countries
  • There will be another 100 onsite jobs in the cafes and shops of the village heart, and in the maintenance of the grounds to a 5 Star resort standard
  • Yaroomba Beach will support a total 1400 jobs across the community – from tourism operators, retailers and eateries on the coast, to local produce suppliers in the hinterland
  • And this is after the 440 construction jobs on average a year – earning a total $26 million in wages a year – it will take to build the development
  • We have a training partnership with TAFE to ensure our local young people are job ready and can work locally, and will give priority to local trades for the construction work
The view across the lake to the Westin Coolum Resort & Spa and public park, retail, dining and playground

Yaroomba Beach will create a diversity of housing in the local area

  • The South East Queensland Regional Plan forecasts a 39% increase in the Sunshine Coast population in the 25 years to 2041, requiring 87,000 new dwellings
  • Yaroomba Beach will deliver 851 of the new homes that are needed over 12 years – a 6.9% increase on existing 2016 Coolum and Marcoola stock
  • These homes will provide the opportunity to live in a premium apartment or terraces in a beachside location among the parks, shops and café of the village heart and the Westin
  • A diversity of apartments will be perfect for those looking to downsize, or for first home buyers wanting to enter the market
  • The serviced apartments designed to The Westin’s 5 Star quality will also be an attractive offering to astute investors
  • Yaroomba Beach is a world-class designed community in a unique beachside location near existing amenities and services of the north shore area with easy access to the Sunshine Coast motorway
Yaroomba Beach - Public park looking back to the 7 storey 5 star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa
Public park looking back to the 7 storey 5 Star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa

Yaroomba Beach is well positioned to achieve the highest levels of ecotourism certification

  • The Westin is on track to become Australia’s first 5 Star green star ecotourism resort
  • The recycling of a disused golf course avoids new clearing and enables restoration of coastal wallum vegetation
  • The high tech Coastal Discovery Centre and Coastal Discovery Trail will help you explore the region’s history and environment through interactive displays and virtual reality
  • Activities will showcase natural and cultural assets – bird and whale watching, and tours from the site to local places of cultural and ecological importance, to name but a few
  • In all, these features have the development on the path to receive Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Leader and Respecting our Culture certification from Ecotourism Australia
Jazz concert on the lake stage with views back to Mount Coolum
Jazz concert on the lake stage with views back to Mount Coolum

Yaroomba Beach will be home to a vibrant offering of local and international arts and culture

  • Free community events for you in the park – markets, kids craft and art classes during the day and open air concerts and movies at night
  • Engrossing play activities and inspiring Indigenous artworks along the Coastal Discovery Trail
  • World standard entertainment at The Westin’s conference and event facilities
  • High calibre workshops and displays from visiting international and local artists
  • Artworks will feature strong representation of local cultural heritage combined with a representation from across Australia
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Yaroomba Beach - Native cuisine garden and dune garden
Yaroomba Beach - The lookout
Yaroomba Beach - Exchange space
Yaroomba Beach - Cultural art walk
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Yaroomba Beach - Playground and water play
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Yaroomba Beach - Coastal Discovery Centre
Coastal Discovery Trail
Yaroomba Beach - Coastal Discovery Trail
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Art class in the park, with views back to the 5 Star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa and Mount Coolum

World leadership in sustainability initiatives -
a landscape that embraces the local ecology

  • On target to achieve a world-class standard of 5 Star Green Star resort and 6 Star Green Star community rating
  • A development designed to have no impact on nesting turtles through world’s best lighting and site management practice
  • A lush and green coastal village with mature trees saved and native species planted
  • With buildings that sit within the site so they aren’t seen from the beach, from David Low Way or Point Arkwright
  • Constructed from sustainable and recycled materials and applying innovation in waste management, electricity generation and water sensitive urban design
  • Committed to a long term sponsorship of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s world-leading marine and coastal research team to research the biodiversity and ecological function of coastal dunes and beaches of the Sunshine Coast region