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MEDIA RELEASE

‘DW SAYS THANKYOU TO THE SUPREME COURT FOR GETTING THIS RIGHT’

Judgment was handed down in the Supreme Court today in Development Watch versus the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Sekisui House.  DW submitted the Planning and Environment Court had erred in its judgment, one such error being the lack of consideration of over 9000 objections to the DA and community expectation.

The Supreme Court found in favour of DW and we thank the court for getting this right. This decision has restored the community’s faith in democracy and the law.

So it’s now back to the Planning and Environment Court for the Judgment to be reviewed.  Let’s hope the Planning and Environment Court makes the right decision and we can put this protracted dispute to rest.  People need to get on with their lives knowing they have a Planning Scheme that will provide certainty.

DW would like to extend particular thanks to DW’s legal team.  They have worked extremely hard and have extended to DW very generous financial concessions and in some cases, provided pro bono services.

Most of all though DW would like to thank the community for their tireless work fundraising and all of those who gave generously.

When this is over, DW needs to get on with its work on the new Planning Scheme so we can ensure the community has a voice not only for the Sekisui site but for the whole of the Coolum Local Plan Area.


CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING FOR DW’S SUBMISSION

SUBMISSION – CLICK ON ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IN INDEX
APPENDIX A – TRAFFIC STUDY REPORT 
APPENDIX B – SURVEY FORM
APPENDIX C – ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT
APPENDIX D – TOURISM PLANNING TASKFORCE REPORT 


Check out Sekisui’s DA on Council’s Website


Below are some photos of protests against Sekisui attempting to amend our Planning Scheme in 2014/2015.  What do you think the message was to Sekisui last time round?

Development Watch Website Rebuild 2015