Lyn Saxton Interview - Standing Up For The Sunshine Coast

One of the models that we use in our work is what we call The Ten Dimensions of Wealth, and one of those dimensions is contribution.

We’re both long time advocates for the environment and sustainability, and proud ​Sunshine Coast residents so we especially look up to those who go the extra mile to protect the environment as their form of contribution.

One such person is Lyn Saxton, who has lived in the area for more than 40 years. She’s been a legal secretary and law clerk for most of that time, as well as serving as a Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Declarations.

She’s suffered many setbacks in her life. She broke her back in the USA resulting in a spinal injury and months of therapy to recover, several miscarriages, including the loss of twins, and a brain haemorrhage while hiking which led to her being airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Despite her health challenges, Lyn has become a fierce protector of the Sunshine Coast. I spoke to her on the Mind Matters Podcast.

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Episode Highlights:

  • Why Lyn decided to get involved in development watch
  • The major concerns in the Coolum and Yaroomba area
  • Why the loggerhead turtles are endangered
  • Fundraising efforts for the current court case
  • Why locals and tourists are banding together so that the Sunshine Coast will not be developed like the Gold Coast
  • The solidarity of the general public
  • The congestion issues in Coolum
  • How the volunteers are trying their best to help their endangered loggerhead turtles
  • How you can help
  • Why it’s a David vs. Goliath fight
  • Why financial support is the best way you can help support the current court case
  • Why Lyn’s dedication to the community is so important to her
  • Developers need to be held to account
  • What are the ripple effects of your decisions in business


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