At Stockland, we value stakeholder and community involvement in all of our projects.
Through our extensive engagement for Aura, previously known as Caloundra South, we have demonstrated our commitment to working with the community which resulted in some positive changes to the project’s Master Plan including expanding the environmental protection zone and waterway buffers.
Our public position on the Sunshine Coast IGAs is that both Halls Creek and Beerwah East need to be retained in the revised South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP) to ensure the process of determining their suitability for future long-term development is undertaken before any formal decision by the State Government is made.
We have actively engaged with the Sunshine Coast Community as well as key stakeholders and community groups about the two sites and publicly stated this position. More than 180 members of the community have visited the sites including two guided site tours which were publicly advertised in local media. A survey administered by The Hornery Institute, an independent social planning company, revealed over 89% of site tour attendees support the principle of identifying areas of land (IGAs) for further study to assess their suitability for development.
Preliminary engagement undertaken by the University of the Sunshine Coast identified the key community concerns include:
We believe there needs to be more community engagement undertaken so the local community is fully aware of the two IGAs and understand their merits and challenges.Further details and news about the IGAs, including future site tours will be provided via this website as well as directly to those who register to receive email updates.
Over the last 18 months, Stockland has engaged independent experts to undertake extensive specialist investigations to assess the viability of both Halls Creek and Beerwah East to fully understand each site’s merits and challenges including their potential impact on the Pumicestone Passage catchment.