Business community in unison on Yaroomba Beach development
The Sunshine Coast’s business community has given Yaroomba Beach its tick of approval, with local and regional business and commerce groups backing the world-class tourism and residential plan.
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce, North Shore Traders Association, Coolum Business and Tourism Association, Sunshine Coast Combined Chambers Alliance and the Sunshine Coast Business Council represent hundreds of small to medium business owners and have all voiced their support to the Sunshine Coast Council for the Yaroomba Beach proposal.
Sunshine Coast Combined Chambers Alliance President Mike Shadforth said the Yaroomba Beach proposal struck the right balance between development and public benefit.
“The economic and social benefits that a project of this scale and quality will provide are enormous,” Mr Shadforth said.
“Yaroomba Beach will deliver the 5 Star tourism infrastructure needed to lift our standing as a destination for domestic and international holiday and business travel.
“It will build quality housing for people who want to stay in their community and for the families who are moving to the Coast and want to make a contribution to our region.
“And it gives so much back to the public – a new park and playground, shops and cafes, easy beach access and 5 Star lifestyle facilities like a day spa and rooftop bar.”
Sunshine Coast Business Council Chairperson Sandy Zubrinich complimented Sekisui House on the extensive community engagement undertaken and in taking on community feedback in preparing its final proposal.
Ms Zubrinich said Sekisui should be commended for designing a mixed development that will make a significant economic benefit to the people of the Sunshine Coast.
“The internationally branded luxury accommodation provided by the 5 Star Westin Coolum Resort & Spa will support the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport – incentivising airlines to commit direct routes to the Coast, and allowing the region to claim its position as an international tourism destination,” she said.
“The new residential village will provide a diversity of infill housing in location that is close to existing amenities and services, to meet the demands of a growing and changing Sunshine Coast population –
renters, first homebuyers and downsizers – and will increase turnover at local shopping centres by up to 20 per cent.
“That improves the economy overall, and, with a stronger economy, everybody benefits. We encourage
Sunshine Coast Council to favourably review the Yaroomba Beach development applications.”