New Noosa Springs subdivision referred to General Committee
  • Thursday 16 October 2008

Sunshine Coast Council Strategy and Planning Committee referred a report on a 27 residential allotment residential subdivision within the Noosa Springs residential estate to next week’s General Committee Meeting.

A decision on the recommendation, which supported the subdivision, was deferred at the last Ordinary meeting of Council to allow councillors to visit the proposed development site.

Director Regional Strategy and Planning (North), Raul Weychardt, said the application was recommended for approval despite conflicts with the superseded Planning Scheme for Noosa because it did not raise any significant concerns.

“Part of the proposed estate is located over a portion of the existing 18th golf hole and will require re-configuration off the tee-off area,” Mr Weychardt said.

“However, as the proposed residential precinct will not exceed the scale of development anticipated for the site, will not unduly compromise the existing open space recreation facilities and does not raise any significant planning, engineering or environmental concerns, there are sufficient grounds to support the application.

“And the recommendation for approval also includes a range of conditions to ensure that the development meets these obligations.”

During the public notification period, Council received three objections to the proposed development from residents.

The proposed development site is part of an already approved Plan of Development attached to the Special Facilities Zoning of the land under the superseded planning scheme. The Plan divides the site into five residential precincts totalling 544 dwelling units, an 18-hole golf course, a resort hotel of 200 units and a recreation precinct. Most of the precinct areas identified in the Plan have now been realised with only the resort and some houses on privately owned land yet to be constructed.

The recommendation supporting the proposed development will now be considered by the full Council at its General Committee to be held at the Caloundra Office on Monday 20 October 2008.