- Saturday 17 April 2010
Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot has issued a reminder to residents that they have only a matter of days remaining to make submissions to council regarding the Palmview and Maroochydore Principal Activity (PAC) development structure plans.
With deadlines of 19 April and 21 April respectively, Cr Abbot informed the community that it was a case of “now or never” for Sunshine Coast residents to have their say on the future of master planned communities on the Sunshine Coast.
“I thank the hundreds of people who have already made submissions but in order to send a clear message to the State Government that our community’s vision for the future is one of sustainable development and managed population growth we need to encourage as many submissions as possible,” Cr Abbot said
The structure plans for the developments are now open for public comment. The Caloundra South Structure Plan is also on display with a deadline of 20 May for submissions.
Statutory and Regional Planning Portfolio Councillor, Russell Green, said that all three plans included significant changes that were made at the direction of the State Government.
“The changes, amongst a range of initiatives, relate to sustainable development, public transport and a requirement for binding infrastructure agreements before development proceeds,” Cr Green said.
“We are now urging the community to make a submission in order to have those changes reinstated or else, clearly state that they are happy with the changes.”
A full list of changes is included with the planning documents.
The call to action comes amidst fears that the planning outcomes for the two areas, along with the Caloundra South community, will eventually accommodate a combined total of more than 70,000 residents and set planning precedents for the whole Sunshine Coast region.
HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION
- Visit Council’s website then click on the links under GET INVOLVED on the homepage.
- Make an submission using the user-friendly templates provided or make a submission in whichever format you prefer
Deadlines for submissions are:
- Palmview – by 4.30pm, Monday April 19, 2010.
- Maroochydore Principal Activity Centre - by 4.30pm, Wednesday April 21, 2010.
- Caloundra South – by 4.30pm, Thursday May 20, 2010