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Sunshine Coast Council |  Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments

Sunshine Coast Council | Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments

Public Consultation Period
Commence: 30 July 2018
Close: 07 September 2018

Do you own or have an interest in property in these locations?

Council are proposing to amend the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 to effect specific sites in the following suburbs:
Buderim, Chevallum, Dicky Beach, Eerwah Vale, Golden Beach, Kenilworth, Kunda Park, Landsborough, Little Mountain, Maleny, Mount Coolum, Pelican Waters, Witta, and Woombye.

Proposed amendments intend to amend zoning and building height limitations, along with various changes to a number of related planning scheme provisions.

Some of key changes to note:

  • Rationalisation of maximum building height increments, including:amend properties currently included in the 11 metre increment and include in the 12 metre increment.
    • amend properties currently included in the 13 metre increment and include in the 12 metre increment.
    • amend properties currently included in the 14 metre increment and include in the 15 metre increment.
    • amend properties currently included in the 19 metre increment and include in the 18 metre increment.
    • amend properties currently included in the 20 metre increment and include in the 21 metre increment.
    • amend properties currently included in the 23 metre increment and include in the 25 metre increment or as varied by the below site/area specific variations.
  • Increased maximum building height provisions over a number of existing residential care and retirement villages sites.
  • Increased maximum building height provisions over existing educational sites (namely existing private and public schools).
  • Allow ‘warehouses’ (where for the storage of caravans, boast, recreational vehicles and the like) to be Accepted Development in the low and Medium Impact Industry Zones.
  • Changes to the level of assessment for subdivision within the Gloucester Road South Precinct of the Buderim Local Plan and the Homestead Drive Precinct of the Caloundra West Local Plan.
  • New requirements for small residential lots in the Medium Density Residential Zone, including a preferred minimum lot size of 300m2.
  • Increased minimum density requirements for residential development in the Medium Density Residential Zone, where on sites with a maximum building height greater than 8.5m.
  • New maximum garage door widths for small residential lots.
  • New minimum lot frontage requirements for Dual Occupancies within the Medium Density Residential Zone.
  • New requirements relating to Secondary Dwellings under the Dwelling House Code.

Council have provided site specific Information Sheets to further clarify their proposed amendments, which can be viewed at the link below.

https://haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/site-specific-and-operational-matters

Should you require further information and / or assistance to lodge a written submission to Sunshine Coast Council, please contact ADAMS + SPARKES Town Planning + Development on 07 5313 7705.

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