Judge Nicole Kefford conducts a site inspection of Mount Coolum on day two of a Planning and Environment Court hearing into the Sekisui House development. She is joined by the legal teams for the appellants Development Watch and the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, and respondents Sunshine Coast Council and Sekisui. Photo: John McCutcheon
Judge Nicole Kefford conducts a site inspection of Mount Coolum on day two of a Planning and Environment Court hearing into the Sekisui House development. She is joined by the legal teams for the appellants Development Watch and the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, and respondents Sunshine Coast Council and Sekisui. Photo: John McCutcheon

YOU DECIDE: Key issues in every Coast division

AS WE head into the final days of the 2020 local government election campaign, a number of key issues have emerged, shaping the battles for each division.

From transport to transparency, road sealing to sewage pump-outs, the issues are diverse, a reflection of the region.

See the key issues below, which will shape Saturday’s battle:

DIVISION 1:

-Transport/connectivity and the lack of infrastructure in place

-Inequity in spend between coast and hinterland

-Transparency and livestreaming

-Social connectivity

-Volunteer support

DIVISION 2:

-Securing greater budget allocation in Caloundra

-CBD Masterplan and future of paid parking

-Waterway protection

-Traffic management

-Transparency

-Genuine community consultation

DIVISION 3:

-Managing future growth

-Public transport/car alternatives

-Developments outside planning scheme

DIVISION 4:

-Paid parking and parking provisions

-Disconnect with community

-Planning scheme and managing development

-SunCentral and other major project cost

DIVISION 5:

-Lack of hinterland funding

-Perceived or real lack of transparency

-Unsealed roads

-Sewage pump out costs

-Maintaining rural character and amenity

DIVISION 6:

-Growing traffic issues

-Rate and intensity of development and green space allocations

-Transparency in council

DIVISION 7:

-Handling of Krauss Locomotive and Urban Food Street

-Development on Buderim escarpment and traffic issues

-Small business support

Parking

DIVISION 8:

-Future floodplain development – rate and pace of development

-Respect of the town plan-Sekisui House and Twin Waters West

-Council’s priorities/focus areas

-Runway relocation impacts

-PFAS issues

DIVISION 9:

-New runway flight paths and PFAS issues

-Council’s handling of Sekisui House

-Need for better community representation

DIVISION 10:

-Future of Nambour CBD

-Rural road sealing program

-Hinterland zoning issues and future of development

-Transport/connectivity and the lack of infrastructure in place

-Inequity in spend between coast and hinterland

-Transparency and livestreaming