- Friday 13 May 2011
If the Caloundra South development goes ahead in its current form it will compromise the environment, public transport, roads, the principal activity centre network and leave bills in the hundreds of millions of dollars for Council and the State Government.
That’s the verdict of the Sunshine Coast Council submission to State Government Urban Land Development Authority’s (ULDA’s) proposed development scheme for Caloundra South.Planning Portfolio Councillor Russell Green said the people of the Sunshine Coast deserve better than the half-baked blueprint put forward for Caloundra South.
"The State Government’s ULDA has released a plan which has plenty of promises, but is short on details.
"Hundreds of people have already sent messages to the Premier as part of Council’s campaign to get a better deal for the people of the Sunshine Coast."Council’s comprehensive submission to the ULDA can be summarised into seven main points:
1. The need for an infrastructure agreement before the development scheme is approved
2. the need for locations to be identified for major community, education, sport and recreation facilities
3. the need for more details about how the ULDA will achieve its affordable housing targets
4. the need for the ULDA to rethink its plan for the Caloundra South Major Regional Activity Centre
5. the need for the ULDA to be specific about how it will achieve its environmental and water quality aspirations
6. the need for the ULDA to provide details about the road and public transport arrangements and how they’ll fit into the regional transport network, and
7. the need for the ULDA to engage with Council in a meaningful manner.
These are the basic requirements for Caloundra South to be a success – anything less will sentence the people of the Sunshine Coast to sub-standard development.
If you want to send a message to the state government, the state opposition and the ULDA go to www.sendamessage.net.au