Maleny Community Precinct master plan a step closer
  • Wednesday 13 August 2008

The Maleny Community Precinct was back on the agenda at today’s Sunshine Coast Council Strategy and Planning Committee meeting with Councillors supporting a move to start work on a master plan for the site and referring the recommendation for consideration by the full Council to next week’s Ordinary meeting.

Work on the precinct was put on hold after Council agreed, in May, to review the 124 hectare Maleny Community Precinct Project before it made a decision on its future use.

A concept plan for the site was approved by the former Caloundra City Council. It set out the broad environmental, land use, infrastructure and development intents for the green-field site and included a golf course, a hinterland park and garden, walking trails, community facilities and limited residential use.

Director of Regional Planning and Strategy, Warren Bunker, said the three month review period included both briefings about the planning and consultation processes to date and the opportunity for Councillors to become familiar with the project by reviewing the extensive documentation compiled during the local structure planning process.

“This review process was a great way for the new Council to gain clarity about the proposal and its history to date before considering any new recommendations,” Mr Bunker said.

“Today, Council confirmed the preferred direction of the site in its support of a recommendation for a Maleny Community Precinct master plan.”

The Committee also recommended a community working group, which will include both Councillor Jenny McKay and Anna Grosskreutz as representatives, also be established to have input into the process.

Councillors on the committee referred the recommendation to begin the master planning process to the Ordinary meeting to be held at Caloundra on Thursday 21 August for consideration by the whole Council.