New homes on way as owners sell up after 40 years
FARMLAND is set to make way for nearly 140 new homes in a hinterland hideaway that is quickly being unearthed by developers.
Sunshine Coast Council approved 61 new lots on a Mooloolah Valley property earlier this month and is calling for public submissions on another 78 that developers want to add.
The owners, who did not want to be named, said they had sold up after more than 40 years on the King Rd site because they could no longer maintain the block.
"If we were 20 years younger we wouldn't sell," one owner said.
She said farming hadn't proved a viable option so cattle were brought in mainly to keep the mowing down.
"If you want to be very particular, it (maintaining the property) is a full time job," she said.
She said it was important to her that the application had given allowances for some of the land to be kept as environmental reserve.
"It is very important because we have watched it grow."
She said Mooloolah Valley had changed dramatically since she and her husband arrived in 1976.
"We were in the second wave of people just before you got all of the development rush and we have just watched it mushroom."
For more information on the development search RAL18/0125 on the council's development website.
Submissions close on December 19.