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Adopted Amendments to the Noosa Plan Adopted Amendments to the Noosa Plan

The Noosa Plan first commenced in February 2006, and was amended on:

  • Amendment No. 1 - 3 March 2008
  • Amendment No. 2 - 11 May 2009
  • Amendment No. 3 - 23 May 2011
  • Amendment No. 4 - 8 August 2011
  • Amendment No. 5 - 16 September 2013
  • Amendment No. 6 - 28 October 2016
  • Amendement No.7 - 3 July 2017 

Note: Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 (Engineering Design Standards – Water and Sewer) was amended 11 November 2009.

Copies of superseded (old) versions of The Noosa Plan are available on request. Please contact council's customer service centre.

The most recent amendments to The Noosa Plan is Amendment No.7 – 3 July 2017

On 3 July 2017, the Planning Act 2016 (the Act) will commence and replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) as Queensland’s new planning legislation. The new Act includes new provisions, decision rules and terminology, including for example, changes to terminology surrounding categories of development and assessment.
Chapter 8 of the Act contains transitional provisions providing for the legal transition of existing planning schemes and terminology. Notwithstanding this, the Minister has approved a set of rules for Council to make alignment amendments to planning schemes to primarily reflect the new terminology.  Other minor amendments are also allowable.

To ensure a seamless transition and interpretation of the Act’s new terminology, Council adopted alignment amendments to The Noosa Plan 2006 under the Minister’s rules. These amendments will take effect on 3 July 2017 to coincide with the commencement of the Act.

The alignment amendments are shown as "track changes" (red text) version and include:

  1. New terminology and definitions for the categories of development under the Act;
  2. New clauses outlining the process for determining the categories of development assessment;
  3. New clauses outlining the hierarchy of assessment benchmarks;
  4. New clauses determining the requirements for accepted development and benchmarks for assessable development; and
  5. Changes to the assessment tables in response to new terminology. It is also proposed to make minor amendments to correct anomalies in the Noosa Plan and improve the robustness of locality, overlay and development codes. Specifically, the content of text boxes in The Noosa Plan (currently regarded as extrinsic material) have been translated as desired environmental outcomes in Part 3 and overall outcomes in the locality and overlay codes in Parts 4-13 of The Noosa Plan 2006.
  6. Note that due to the administrative nature of the changes there is no requirement for community engagement or prior assessment by the State government.

For more information please refer to the: Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.


Part 1 Introduction [300KB]

Part 2 Interpretation & Dictionary [733KB]

Part 3 Desired Environmental Outcomes [260KB]

Part 4 Boreen Point, Kin Kin & Cootharaba [932KB]

Part 5 Cooroibah [716KB]

Part 6 Cooroy & Lake Macdonald [1.7MB]

Part 7 Eastern Beaches [1.28MB]

Part 8 Mary River Catchment [983KB]

Part 9 Noosa Heads [1MB]

Part 10 Noosa North Shore [897KB]

Part 11 Noosaville [1.3MB]

Part 12 Tewantin & Doonan [1MB]

Part 13 Overlays [1MB]

Part 14 Codes [3.5MB]

Schedule 1 Minimum Setbacks [242KB]