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Battle looms as Twin Waters West developer makes third attempt to build housing estate on floodplain.


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Sunshine Coast residents who have spent 14 years fighting property giant Stockland over its plans to build a housing estate on a floodplain are preparing to do battle once again.


Sunshine Coast residents who have spent 14 years fighting property giant Stockland over its plans to build a housing estate on a floodplain are preparing to do battle once again.


Round three...


Kathryn Hyman
Group members were elated last year when a judge dismissed Stockland's appeal against Council's 2020 refusal.



Community groups including Save Twin Waters West, Development Watch and the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) have opposed the estate on several grounds, including the flood threat, the potential impact on wildlife and wetlands and the housing density.





Save Twin Waters West president Kathryn Hyman said her group was "still on the fence" over the latest proposal and needed time to examine the material."
Our engineering and scientific and planning resources are picking through the documents," Ms Hyman said.
"The devil will be in the detail as it always is."

She said the site, which is on the Maroochy River floodplain, could absorb between 1 and 1.5 million cubic meters of water in a flood event.


In 2018, Sunshine Coast Council amended the planning scheme to provide for a future residential community at the site.


"There's just a disconnect between what our prime minister is saying regarding development of floodplains, that it should be banned … and then we have a council that's pushing to develop a floodplain," Ms Hyman said.

"We haven't had a big flood here since 2011 … so there's a lot of meteorological amnesia as well."

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I have a PROVEN RECORD of actively speaking up for YOU and the best interests of residents of the Sunny Coast for 8 YEARS via community advocacy groups at the local and state levels. 

 

 I was raised in Division 8 & as a mother of two, I am passionate about protecting our way of life and natural assets, by ensuring well-planned development and job creation, adaptation and resilience to change, and increased meaningful community consultation.

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