About our Group
Friends of Buddina Ltd is a Not-for-Profit Community Group run by volunteers. It was established in 2019 with the aim of looking out for the residents of Buddina (human and wildlife) and preserving the lifestyle we all enjoy today, and for future generations.
Retention of the area's existing character and the lifestyle of our residential beachside suburb on the Sunshine Coast is our number 1 priority. To achieve this we believe all future urban development must be in keeping with the character of the area and be environmentally and socially sustainable. We are prepared to be the Community's voice when it comes to dealing with developers, Council, State and Federal Government and their agencies.
It is for this reason we have instigated legal action against the approval of a 7 story highrise, right on the beach front on the corner of Talinga St and Pacific Boulevard, Buddina. We now have a court date set for November 26th and 27th, 2020. We need your help to fund this action now.
Together we can make a difference!
Latest News on our Legal Challenge
Friends of Buddina Ltd. are Challenging High-Rise Development on the beach front in Buddina.
Court date set for November 26th and 27th 2020
On the 30th of April 2019, the Sunshine Coast Council approved the development of a 7 storey, 21 metre high-rise consisting of 73 apartments, a shop and 188 car parking spaces (MCU18/0190) on the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Talinga St.
It is on the primary dune, adjacent to the beachfront. The development is located within an existing low-rise residential area, directly overlooks the Buddina State School as well as Buddina beach and threatens the nesting habitat of the endangered loggerhead turtles that nest here. In addition the development is 100% within a coastal erosion prone area (State Declared).
This development is completely out of character with the Buddina area and severely impacts the lifestyle of all residents. Friends of Buddina have expert legal advice that the approval of this development was unlawful and are therefore currently challenging it in the Maroochydore Planning and Environment Court. Documents have been lodged and and a court date set for November 26th and 27th November 2020.
If the court find in favour of us, the development will be brought back to the Sunshine Coast Council for reassessment, reconditioning, reapproval or rejection.
We still need funds to fight this cause. Buy tickets in our raffle and help us protect the Buddina area we all love and call home.
It’s been a long battle, now getting closer to a decision, so please chip-in.
Friends of Buddina Committee
60 Pacific Blvd
Buddina Qld 4575
If you are interested in becoming a member, please email us to obtain a membership application form.