Car convoy a hit

Community members held signs and cheered on cars stopped in traffic.

Organisers of Sunday’s one-hour traffic demonstration against the Sekisui House project at Yaroomba say the event was a great success with around 250 cars driving past the beachside development site.

Save Yaroomba spokesperson, Kathryn Hyman, said the traffic event clearly showed the level of passion in the community.

“This was a great way for people to let off steam about their frustration at being pushed into a local population explosion,“ she said.

“Sekisui’s modelling of an extra 900 cars at peak hours, and Council’s approval of the development, apparently demonstrates traffic won’t be an issue for locals and visitors alike.

“This car convoy was an exercise in demonstrating the disconnect between tick and flick computer exercises and the actual impacts in real time.”

Coolum resident and previous Lions Club Citizen of the Year, Yvonne Corstorphin, said that the local community’s spirit was once again on display and clearly demonstrated the impact increased traffic would have in the area.

Ms Hyman said people were invited to come and see for themselves what the traffic impact of 40 per cent more cars on the road will be.

“This was a way to bring the whole situation to life,“ she said.

“Imagine how much worse things will be with the installation of yet another two new sets of traffic lights on David Low Way to pave the way for Sekisui. It will feel more like Nicklin Way for peak hour drivers.

“For those who want to say how we inconvenienced drivers today, just wait to see the reality day in and day out if the Appeal against the court’s decision goes in Sekisui’s favour.

“We urge people to help us win this important landmark case by donating to and search for Yaroomba.

“There is too much at stake for the future of the entire Sunshine Coast. If we lose this Supreme Court Appeal, look out for seven-storey buildings popping up where you least expect them, such as on the old Hyatt Coolum resort and up and down the Coast.”

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