Cr Maria Suarez Column Coolum Advertiser 9 July 2020
  • Thursday 09 July 2020

Find out what’s about development applications near you
When doorknocking, residents said that development in Coolum was one of their topics of interest. Development.i is your place to go for information on development applications in Coolum and the rest of the Sunshine Coast.
Use the map search functionto see all the past and current development applications around you as red dots on the map. Click on each dot to unpack the details. The email alert feature is a really great option if you want to stay informed. If you visit there are a host of great instructional videos to guide you through the steps to use the website.

Recent Budget news
Council recently adopted its 2020/21 budget – some highlights include the community grants program funding increase from $3 million to $4.5 million to support our community as we recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – I encourage Coolum not-for-profit groups to apply.
The Coolum State High School precinct will be made safer for students walking and riding to school with $977,000 allocated to upgrade the pedestrian and cycling facilities, and to add extra parking bays near the school.

Staying informed
During COVID-19, I’ve had a number of phone conversations with community and sporting groups and now that restrictions are easing, have had the pleasure of meeting a few groups in person. Community groups and associations are fundamental to the needs of those in their neighbourhood and further afield and I’m excited about being involved in future projects with them.
If you have other suggestions, please contact me on 5475 9810 or
Cr. Maria Suarez
Division 9 – Sunshine Coast Council