- Wednesday 13 August 2008
An application from Stockwell Building Development to start stage 2 of the Noosa Civic business centre was supported by Councillors at the Sunshine Coast Council Strategy and Planning Committee meeting today before being referred to next week’s Ordinary meeting of Council for adoption.
The application for four, commercial office buildings with a gross floor area of 7,701m² and a basement carpark at Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville, was initially recommended for refusal late last year due to significant height issues, insufficient car parking and loading areas for delivery trucks.
Director of Regional Planning and Strategy, Warren Bunker said that since then, the developers had reviewed their plans to address the problems and changed their application to better meet the constraints of the site and the Overall Outcomes identified in the Noosa Locality Code, under the Noosa Plan.
“In comparison to the original proposal, the current site layout of four smaller buildings compared to two larger buildings, is more in keeping with the building style within the Noosa area,” Mr Bunker said.
“And while the building footprint over the site has increased, the overall height has been reduced which, along with planting to screen the development, will significantly reduce the impact it has on the visual amenity of the area.
“The committee’s support for the application also comes with a range of conditions which will further lessen the impact of the development both visually and on the environment.”
Councillors on the committee referred the proposal to the Ordinary meeting on Thursday 21 August for consideration by the whole Council.