Caloundra City Plan Adopted Amendments
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Jun 2016

The following is a summary of all adopted amendments.

Master Table of Amendments[34KB]

Amendment No.6

On 22 August 2013 council adopted Amendment No.6 to Caloundra City Plan 2004. The adopted amendment will have effect on and from 16 September 2013.

The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendments is to allow for the inclusion of a Priority Infrastructure Plan into each of the three planning schemes. Priority Infrastructure Plans provide information related to the trunk infrastructure needed to service existing and future development. They cover infrastructure networks for:

  • transport
  • parks
  • land for community facilities
  • stormwater
  • water supply
  • sewerage networks.

They set the desired standards of service for each infrastructure network and planning for future infrastructure.

Amendment No.5

On 2 August 2011 council adopted Amendment No.5 to Caloundra City Plan 2004. The adopted amendment will have effect on and from 8 August 2011.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to allow a “community residence” (example hospice) as defined in the instruments to provide palliative care in the residential and rural precincts.

“Community residence” is defined as any dwelling used for accommodation for a maximum of six persons who require assistance or support with daily living needs, share communal spaces and who may be unrelated. The use may include a resident support worker engaged or employed in the management of the residence.
The use will be self-assessable in the residential and rural precincts listed in the instruments.

Amendment No.3B Lot 532 CG3803

On 22 June 2011 council adopted Amendment No.3B (Lot 532 CG3803) to Caloundra City Plan 2004. The adopted amendment will have effect on and from 27 June 2011.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to extend the Caloundra Landfill site at Pierce Avenue to include additional adjoining land to meet the future waste disposal and recycling needs of the Sunshine Coast by changing the precinct class of Lot 532 CG3803 from Open Space – Sport and Recreation to:

  • part Community Purpose – Major Utility (Refuse Landfill and Recycling Facility)
  • part Open Space – Conservation and Waterways. 

Amendment No.4 - LGMS Sites

Notice is given in accordance with the repealed Integrated Planning Act 1997, that on 11 May 2011 the Sunshine Coast Council adopted Amendment No. 4 (LGMS Sites) to Caloundra City Plan 2004. The adopted amendments will have effect on and from 16 May 2011.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

  • amend the precinct allocations for certain sites in the Beerwah, Landsborough and Glass House Mountains from Rural Residential Settlement to Township Residential
  • amend the precinct allocations for certain sites in Beerwah and Glass House Mountains from part Rural Residential Settlement and part Open Space Conservation and Waterways to part Township Residential and part Open Space Conservation and Waterways
  • make various changes to Volumes 4 and 6 to reflect the changes.

Amendment No.3C - Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area

The Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area is located on the western fringe of the coastal urban communities of Caloundra West and Kawana Forest. The Area is situated just south of the proposed future Greenfield Major Development Area of Palmview and the existing urban community of Sippy Downs. The Area is generally bound by Caloundra Road to the south, the Bruce Highway to the west, Laxton Road to the north and Meridan Way in the east and is estimated to be 1095 hectares in size (which is made up of approximately 714 hectares of potential extraction area and 381 hectares of proposed separation/buffer area).

The Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area is identified as Key Resource Area 49 (KRA 49) for the extraction of fine to coarse-grained sand under State Planning Policy 2/07 – Protection of Extractive Resources. The South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Plan 2009 – 2031 also identifies and protects the Mooloolah River floodplain for extractive resources.

On 8 December 2010 the Sunshine Coast Council resolved to adopt Amendment No.3C (Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area) to Caloundra City Plan 2004, that came into effect on 10 January 2011. The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to provide for, and guide development of, the Meridan Plains Key Resource Area. Amendment No.3C to Caloundra City Plan 2004 includes:

  • changes to the Rural and Open Space – Conservation Precinct Assessment Tables to provide for code assessable extractive resource development in the Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area
  • changes to the Extractive Industry Code and Mooloolah Valley Planning Area Code to include Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area
  • changes to the Mooloolah Valley Precinct Map MVP1, Mooloolah Valley Overlay Map MVP2, Extractive Resource Areas and Separation Areas Map 7.4 and Natural Economic Resources Map DEO 1.2 to identify Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area
  • the Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area Masterplan - Figure 8.6 and Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area End Use Concept Plan - Figure 8.7. 

In relation to the development of Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area please refer to the Questions and Answers sheet[418KB].

For further information about the Amendment No. 3C Meridan Plains Extractive Resource Area amendments, please contact council's customer service centre.

Palmview Structure Plan and Planning Scheme Policy

The Palmview Structure Plan provides an integrated land use, infrastructure and master planning framework for the 926 ha parcel of Palmview Master Planned Area.

Palmview Structure Plan

Council adopted the Palmview Structure Plan, including the Palmview Structure Plan Planning Scheme Policy and Consequential Planning Scheme Amendments (as amendments to Maroochy Plan 2000 and Caloundra City Plan 2004), on 1 November 2010. These amendments took effect on 5 November 2010.

Palmview Structure Plan Planning Scheme Policy:

  • states the standards identified in the Palmview Structure Plan area
  • provides guidelines and advice about satisfying assessment criteria in the Palmview Structure Plan
  • states the additional information which the council may request in respect of an application for a master plan or a development application.

The amendments include:

  • numerous changes across Parts 1 to 9 of the planning scheme to reflect the adoption of the Palmview Structure Plan
  • in Part 11, the Palmview Structure Plan Planning Scheme Policy has been adopted as Planning Scheme Policy No.11.14a
  • insertion of Part 12 – Palmview Structure Plan
  • replacement of numerous DEO, Planning Area, and Overlay Maps to reflect the adoption of the Palmview Structure Plan.

Update 3A and 3B 

Released:  December 2009

Description:  Amendments to Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Water 1996 (Round 3A) and Caloundra City Plan 2004 (Round 3B).

On 13 November 2008, council resolved to adopt amendments to Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters 1996 (Round 3A) and Caloundra City Plan 2004 (Round 3B) conditional upon the subsequent final Second State Interest Check process resulting in only minor changes. As a consequence of later ministerial approval to adopt the amendments unchanged under this process, council has now moved to implement these amendments. A public notice[56KB] advising of the amendments was subsequently published in the Sunshine Coast Daily on Saturday 19 December 2009 and in the Government Gazette on Friday 18 December 2009.

Round 3A

The purpose and general effect of the Round 3A amendments is to provide for the development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Birtinya and relates to Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters 1996.

Round 3B

The purpose and general effect of Round 3B amendments to Caloundra City Plan 2004 is to:

  • provide for a wider range of uses in the Moffat Beach Business Park compatible with the existing industrial area and surrounding residential areas, incorporating a new Moffat Beach Business Park Planning Scheme Policy
  • change a portion of the ‘Maleny Community Precinct’(Lot 2 on SP 163952, North Maleny Road, Maleny) from a Rural Precinct to Rural Residential Precinct and identify a minimum lot size. This is achieved by amending the Maleny Plateau Planning Area Precinct Map to change a portion of the ‘Maleny Community Precinct’ from a Rural Precinct to Rural Residential Precinct and amending the Maleny Plateau Planning Area Code Map to identify the Rural Residential Settlement Precinct area as having a minimum lot size of 1500m2
  • apply ‘Environmental’ amendments across the whole planning scheme area to achieve consistency with the Caloundra City Council Biodiversity Strategy. Amendments have been made to definitions, Planning Area Codes, the Landscaping Code, Overlays Planning Scheme Policy, Landscaping Planning Scheme Policy and Environmental Assessment and Management Planning Scheme Policy.

The electronic version of Caloundra City Plan has been updated to include the amendments.

Commencement of the amendments

The amendments came into effect on Wednesday 23 December 2009.

Amended versions include:

Please note that no printed copies of the amendments will be distributed by council.

A copy of the adopted amendments is also available for inspection or purchase from council's customer service centres.

Update 3D - released November 2009 

Description: Amendments to Planning Scheme Policies for Infrastructure Contributions (Round 3D).

Update 3 - released November 2009 

Description: amendments to the Development Design Planning Scheme Policy Section 7 – Water Supply and Section 8 – Sewerage.

Update 2- Released July 2007

Description: Round One Amendments comprise mostly minor and technical enhancements to the planning scheme.

Update 1 - Released March 2006

Description: contains various changes to the Infrastructure Contributions Planning Scheme Policies in MP 1.1 of the Caloundra City Plan.