Cr Maria Suarez column Peregian Springs News 3 July 2020
  • Friday 03 July 2020

Find out what’s about development applications near you
Have you ever seen a vacant block or a sign advertising an impact assessable development application and wanted to see the details? Development.i is your place to go for information on development applications in Peregian Springs and the rest of the Sunshine Coast.
I’d recommend using the map search function. You can type in a suburb and 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. Once you log in, you can set favourite searches and receive regular alerts on any new development applications near you or get updates on the status of an application as it changes. 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 Peregian Springs not-for-profit groups to apply.
Peregian Springs State School and Coolum State High School precincts will be made safer for students walking and riding to school with funding of $180,000 and $977,000 respectively allocated to upgrade pedestrian and cycling facilities. The funding for Coolum High School also includes extra parking bays to be built near the school.

Peregian Springs Skate Park
I visited the Skate Park shortly after it was opened to get feedback from parents and kids. Nearly everyone there really enjoyed being able to use this facility and I received some great suggestions to make it even better. The mulching bark is a problem when it is scattered outside of the garden beds and there was some concern about the exposed end of the drop off point. I’ve taken these concerns to the Capital Works team and will update you on any progress.
If you have other suggestions, please contact me on 5475 9810 or
Cr. Maria Suarez
Division 9 – Sunshine Coast Council