Be part of the planning scheme team
  • Wednesday 16 June 2010

Council is calling for nominations for a community focus group, whose members will provide input into the new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme and help to shape the region’s future.

The group of 10 will provide key advice to council and its planning scheme team during the preparation of the new scheme.

Statutory and Regional Planning portfolio holder councillor Russell Green said that council is committed to ensuring the new scheme reflects the community’s expectations.

“The new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme will determine the land use in our region for many years to come—so it’s extremely important that the community stays involved every step of the way,” Cr Green said.

“Council has been out for consultation twice since work started on the new scheme and now is in the process of drafting the scheme.

“However, there will be questions raised along the way and it’s envisioned that this focus group will help to provide the answers, plus generate any new ideas or provide a new perspective.

“The community focus group will be a diverse group of local people who collectively bring together a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills in topics relevant to the new scheme.

“I encourage anyone who has an interest in future growth on the Sunshine Coast to nominate for the community focus group and play their part in shaping the future of our region.”

The community focus group will be bound to a strict code of confidentiality in respect to the content of discussions at the meetings, and any papers agendas or minutes associated with the activities of the group.

Nominations close on 4.30pm, 5 July 2010 and can be lodged at any council service centre.

Visit council's website from Thursday 17 June for information on the role of the Community Focus Group, including the Terms of Reference and a nomination form.