The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 and a number of State Planning Policies (SPP) apply to land in the Noosa Shire.
The current South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 is available on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website.
All current state planning policies (SPP) are available on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website
Draft SEQ Regional Plan
Noosa Residents, Your Voice Matters!
Noosa Council is urging all residents to make their voices heard regarding the State Government's draft Shaping SEQ Regional Plan. This plan could significantly impact our beloved Noosa.
What's at Stake?
- A population increase of 19,100 people by 2046.
- The possibility of increased building heights (4-8 storeys) in certain areas.
Council reminds residents that in an area of high demand like Noosa, increasing the supply of free market dwellings has only delivered more small units, with some selling for close to a million dollars. This is why the SEQ review’s push to increase population and dwellings is unlikely to address affordability here, unless social housing and private industry incentives are part of the mix.
Protecting Our Community:
Noosa Council are concerned about the strain this could place on our infrastructure, environment, and lifestyle. We cherish our low-rise character and unique charm.
Your Participation Counts – How you can have your say:
During the statutory consultation period to 20 September, you can have your say on the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update, in a variety of ways.
- Book an online talk-to-a-planner session
- Attend an in person community session in your local council area
- Leave a comment on the comment board
- Have your say by answering our quick poll questions
- Provide a feedback submission
How to make a properly made submission
All submissions on the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update are considered and reviewed in the finalisation of the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update later this year.
The submission process will remain open until 11:59pm on 20 September 2023. Submissions made past this time will not be considered as properly made and may not be reviewed by the project team.
A consultation summary report of submission feedback will be made publicly available with the final plan’s release that sets out the topics raised during consultation and how the plan has responded. A second report will include feedback collected during engagement activities, such as in person consultation and website comments.
- A properly made submission can be made to the Minister in response to the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update via the following options:
- the online submission form provided below,
- an email to ShapingSEQSubmissions@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au, or
- via post to either the Minister of Planning, ShapingSEQ 2023 Update Project Team or Personnel in the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, PO Box 15009, City East QLD 4002
- Each submission must be received before the closing time and date of 11:59pm on 20 September 2023.
- Each submission will need to provide the name and residential or business address of all persons making the submission.
- Each submission will need to state a return address, either a postal or email address.
- In your submission, please state what aspects of the plan you support or oppose and why.
- Each submission will need to signed by all persons making the submission. If you are making a submission on behalf of another person or entity then you must have the permission of the other person or entity. If you complete and submit this form online, then, the signature requirements will be met, upon ticking the box to finalise the submission of your online form.
Your feedback is important and will be considered by the State Government in finalising the draft ShapingSEQ 2023 Update along with future initiatives concerning population growth and housing supply.