Plans for a new $900 million development on the Sunshine Coast have taken a step forward after a long legal battle.
The site on Yaroomba Beach is being developed by Japanese Sekisui House, who initially had their controversial plans approved in 2018, but was appealed against soon after. Now, the Planning and Environment Court has dismissed the appeal and finally given Sekisui House the go-ahead.
The first stage of the development consists of a five-star hotel, The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa, conference facilities, serviced apartments and a coastal village with public amenities such as shops, cafes and parklands.
“This will be a tremendous boost for the Sunshine Coast economy. The Westin will be the first 5 Star hotel developed on the Coast in over 30 years,” said Yaroomba Beach Project Director, Evan Aldridge.
“Yaroomba Beach will be a catalyst project for the Sunshine Coast as it recovers from the
Covid-19 pandemic. It will provide significant benefits for the construction and retail sectors and provide a much-needed boost for the local tourism industry moving forward.”