Drunk teens trash home

IT IS the party house from hell in one of Noosa's best-loved suburbs. Youths have totally trashed a vacant house in Tingira Cres, Sunshine Beach.

And the efforts of local young people who hang out there at night drinking, smashing and yahooing are making Mark Foley's attempts to sell his multi-million-dollar home across the street a nightmare.

Mr Foley doesn't understand why Noosa Council cannot step in and take some action to stop the abuse.

Large areas of floorspace are covered in broken glass.

The property owner is believed to live overseas.

"I thought the council had powers to do something to make it safe," he said.

Mr Foley, who lives in Brisbane, said a young woman had been to the house and cut her foot and then had sat down at 4am in the neighbour's driveway "screaming blue murder".

"My wife was up there Thursday and she said she could hear 13-year-old kids in the house - there was smashing glass," he said.

"(One Friday night) they were in the house drinking and smashing it up and yahooing.

"They spotted me on the veranda and said, 'Yeah, mate, what are you doing?'

"They grabbed wheelie bins and rode them down the street."

Mr Foley said the youths scattered into the bush when a vanload of police arrived.

He believes the situation will not improve until the owner is made to clean up and secure the property.

A Noosa Council spokesman said the council was aware of the situation at Sunshine Beach, but the behaviour problems associated with the property were more police matters.

He said the recent "party house" laws passed by the State Government were designed to give local councils more power to deal with people actually renting properties.

"This is more to do with an abandoned or derelict house that local youth are using for their own entertainment," he said.

"It's more a police matter."

Topics:  alcohol drinking drunk editors picks graffiti teenagers

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Making an arty stand for turtles

GREEN ART: Sunshine Beach State School students with their art that raises awareness of the impact our rubbish has on local sea creatures.

Enviro art makes a stand against rubbish

Challenge to pool erosion zone ban

The highlighted property at Peregian Beach that has led to a legal challenge to Noosa Council.

Court challenge to council pool refusal at Peregian Beach

Mixed shops 'the way ahead'

Acres./ Noosaville.
Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News

Council sees mixed use as retailing future

Local Partners

Brad Pitt meets with his kids amid divorce proceedings

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has met up with his oldest son Maddox

Pictures of Taylor Swift allegedly being groped are sealed

They could "complicate jury selection".

Bruce Springsteen finds therapy useful

Singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer encourages others to seek help

Kerry Washington wants one more child

Kerry Washington recently gave birth to her second child

Kerry has only just become a new mum again

TRAVEL: Musicals light up Sydney

David Campbell performs in Dream Lover.

We take a trip through one of Sydney's finer scenes

In Flames are super 'proud' of new album

In Flames album to be released in November.  Photo Contributed

In Flames to release new album in November

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Give me shelter - but perhaps not in this park

Some regular users of Cotton Tree Park have bagged the new shelter sheds, saying the roofs are too high to provide adequate protection from the sun and rain.

Users say no cover in new shelters

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track