Shopping centre and tavern proposed for Bellvista
  • Wednesday 05 November 2008

A proposal for a new shopping complex including a tavern for Bellvista Estate, Caloundra West, was discussed by Councillors at today’s Sunshine Coast Council Regional Strategy and Planning Meeting.

The report, which recommended the application for the shopping complex land use be approved despite being in conflict with the Caloundra Planning Scheme, will now be considered by the full council at next week’s Ordinary meeting.

Division 1 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said that while the recommendation for approval still needed to be ticked off by the whole Council, the development was justified on planning grounds.

“The proposal is inconsistent with the Bellvista Emerging Community Precinct plan however, there are sufficient planning grounds to support the proposal including a need by the local community,” Cr Grosskreutz said.

“It has always been understood that there would be some form of shopping facility for the Bellvista community, to service their everyday needs.

“This proposal would not only meet that need but as it is of a small scale, much smaller than other local business centres, it will not compromise the shopping centre hierarchy already in place.

“Our staff do believe that concerns raised about the development via the three submissions against the proposal can be addressed to ensure that any perceived impacts are minimal.”

The proposal was referred to the Ordinary meeting of council to be held at the Nambour office on 13 November.