Sound Familiar?? Following excerpt from fight against  development  1980’s – thr reasons why the High Marcus dunes the jets are set to fly over are stunningly intact – the only stretch of beach on the coastline of Noosa Eastern Beaches that is now undeveloped. A battle which was won, a march with 5000 people on the David Low Way – from all over South East Qld yet now it seems the residents must unite to fight and protect the same region,  yet again…but will the residents unite??

If the environment goes, there is no value for tourists or developers. Development must never be at the expense of our fragile environment. We cannot replace species or repair damage after it is done. PETER GARRETT 1989 on PROPOSED MOTORWAY OVER EASTERN BEACHES, NOOSA

It’s ridiculous to see such a great asset to the area could be lost because of a lack of proper studies and research

Sunshine Coast environment Council spokesman Mark Ricketts, 1989


There is a rich, long history of the community fighting to protect this area, create an uninterrupted stretch of National Park all the way down the coastline. From a developers proposal for homes and service station on the dunes of Marcus Beach to a Space rocket themed park on Emu Swamp…

It includes 5000 people marching on the David Low Way to preserve the Marcus Beach high Dunes where the jets are now set to fly over.


The current green space and wildlife habitat of Noosa National Park is a jigsaw puzzle that slowly came together due to the persistence of Arthur Harrold and the Noosa Parks Association. 

The basic proposal was to provide a continuous greenbelt from Noosa National Park through to the Peregian Environmental Park at Coolum Beach.

At one stage, there was a proposed extension of the Sunshine Motorway running up the Coast on the Eastern side of Lake Weyba to Noosa.