Standing Committees
  • Tuesday 23 September 2008

This week's Standing Committees will be held at Council Chambers in Tewantin, 9 Pelican Street Tewantin.

All decisions made in committee are referred to the General Committee for further discussion or to the Ordinary Meeting for decision.

Copy of the agendas can be downloaded from council's website.

Some of the items on this week’s agendas include:

Tuesday 23 Sept

9.00am- Organisational Performance Committee

1.30pm - Service Delivery Committee

Wednesday 24 Sept

9.00am- The Strategy and Planning Committee

Units and restaurant for Kawana Business Village
Councillors will discuss an application to establish a 139 unit complex and restaurant at the Kawana Business Village, a short distance from the proposed new Kawana town centre. The report to the committee recommends approval of the $20 million complex proposed for the Village at Innovation Parkway, Kawana.

Benefited Area Rate for Brightwater
A proposal to begin work on the investigation required to introduce of a Benefited Area Rate (BAR) for the Bundilla Master Planned Community, now known as Brightwater, will be considered by the committee.

The BAR was first mooted in 2003, at the time the master plan was approved, to provide an increased level of service for public areas within the estate, similar to the Twin waters Levy. An early decision about the BAR would ensure, if it is approved, that intending property owners are aware of the special rate before buying into the estate.

New development for old Maroochydore court house
An application for a 12 story commercial building, including restaurant, medical centre and two penthouse to be developed on the site of the old Maroochydore Court house, will be discussed by Council.

The report to the committee recommends an approval for a material change of use for the property, to allow the development to go ahead with conditions including a proposal to exchange a small parcel of land with Council to allow the footpath, at First Avenue, to be widened. The widening will improve public amenity at this landmark intersection which adjoins Cornmeal Creek bridge and the new walkway currently under construction.

The proposed development will include parking for more than190 cars, an art and craft centre and retail shops.

Weyba Downs retirement village
A recommendation to refuse a residential aged care facility at Murdering Creek Road, Weyba Downs, will be discussed by the committee.

The development is proposed for land zoned for rural purposes, outside of the Urban Footprint. It required referral to the State Government Department of Infrastructure and Planning where it was also determined that it should be refused.

Public pontoon and walkway at Noosa Heads
A new public pontoon and walkway is proposed for the southern bank of the Noosa River adjacent to the Settler’s Cove development in Noosaville, opposite Noosa Sound.

The provision of a public jetty was included in the assessment of the Settler’s Cove subdivision. The works on the site have provided an access path through the development to link the local pathway network to the proposed jetty.

Council will discuss the recommendation to approve the proposal at this week’s committee meeting.

Lake Kawana Management Plan
A recommendation to endorse the Draft Lake Kawana Management Plan for submission to the Department of natural Resources for approval will be considered.

The plan was released for public comment in June and public consultation was undertaken by Stockland until early August. The submissions were considered, and where appropriate, incorporated into the Plan.

Community land at North Shore
A report seeking Council approval to close part of the Esplanade adjoining the existing rural fire brigade building at Noosa North shore, and use it for community purposes will be considered by the committee.

The recommendation states that the 4100 square metres area, which is currently clear of vegetation, would provide a suitable space for informal sport and recreation.

New Subdivision for Noosa Springs
A recommendation to approve 27 residential allotments as part of a new residential subdivision within the Noosa Springs estate will be considered by the committee.

The proposed development is located over a portion of the existing 18-hole golf course, requiring configuration of the course.

Blackall Ranges iconic boundary review
Council will consider a report seeking its support to establish a delegation to meet with the Deputy Premier to discuss the steps required for the State to amend the Blackall Range iconic place boundary.

While the Range was declared an iconic place under the Iconic Queensland Places Act 2008 in June, the declared area does not include most o the scenic escarpment area which substantially contributes to local iconic values, nor does in include the Maleny area.

The report to the committee starts the process for Council and the community to consider whether the escarpment should be included and what process is required to make it happen.