Council is currently preparing a new planning scheme to plan for the forecasted population growth of an additional 170,000 residents living in the region by 2041.
Council has prepared the Sunshine Coast Land Use Planning Proposal 2041 to inform the new planning scheme. The Land Use Planning Proposal 2041 is open for public feedback now but you only have until 31 March 2022 so be quick.
To help you along, we have reviewed Proposal for the region as it relates to residential and economic growth with the key changes summarised below.
Broadly Council proposes:
- Future growth accommodated through consolidation within the existing urban areas within the coastal corridor between Maroochydore and Caloundra, where increased densities and housing type diversity is promoted within key locations generally in and close to centres and transit stations.
- Small increases in housing diversity and densities in the smaller towns and villages.
- Minimal change outside the designated urban and residential areas in the rural communities.
- Three new expansion areas and no new expansion areas outside the existing urban footprint.