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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Population 2,485 (2011 census)
 • Density 1,310/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4575
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
  • 14 km (9 mi) N of Caloundra
  • 8 km (5 mi) SE of Maroochydore
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Mooloolah
State electorate(s) Kawana
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Minyama:
Mooloolaba Mooloolaba Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba Minyama Buddina
Mountain Creek Parrearra Buddina

Minyama is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Kawana Waters urban centre. Situated on the Mooloolah River, the suburb is almost entirely surrounded by water, and artificially constructed harbours and waterways dominate the topography. The suburb's main thoroughfare, Nicklin Way, is the location of several large retail outlets. Kawana Shoppingworld is located just outside Minyama.

McDonald's development controversy

In July 2008, McDonald's Australia applied to have a store opened in Minyama. Sunshine Coast Regional Council rejected the development.

Local member of federal parliament Peter Slipper has said that any new development be given serious and honest consideration to the various potential impacts on the community.

Despite the fact that residents who live in adjoining properties protested the development, McDonald's plans to fight the rejection in court.

The McDonald's restaurant was built, but it is not 24 hours, it now closes at 11 o'clock each night and opens at 5 o'clock every morning.

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