The New Noosa Plan is the draft planning scheme that will replace the current Noosa Plan 2006.
It strives to protect the look and feel of Noosa while providing a blueprint to shape the shire’s growth over the next 20 years. The New Noosa Plan is the culmination of several years of engaging with the community. A discussion paper in October 2016 provided community feedback and that information has helped prepare the New Noosa Plan.
The New Noosa Plan will facilitate more housing and business choices, continue the place based approach of the existing planning scheme, future transport needs and opportunities for rural enterprises. It considers how we live, work and play in the future.
It sets the rules for development including new or changing land uses, subdivision, building works, landscaping and clearing of vegetation and all forms of engineering works.
As required by the State Government, the New Noosa Plan differs from the current Noosa Plan with changes to the structure, zones and land use definitions in particular.
The New Noosa Plan has undergone a rigorous review by the State Government to ensure it complies with the Planning Act 2016, State Planning Policies, South East Queensland Regional Plan and other State interests.
The draft planning scheme can be accessed using Council's ePlan - ePlan should be viewed in Google Chrome to be able to download maps( refer to the User Guide to see how to navigate your way around the Plan.)
The major consultation phase has now closed and Council is considering each and every submission to determine how the draft scheme should be amended.
During the three month community consultation period, Council staff talked to thousands of residents and property owners and has received hundreds of submissions.
Following review of submissions and any potential changes to the draft scheme as a result of submissions, the document must undergo a second State Interest Review to ensure it complies with the Planning Act 2017, State Planning Policies, South East Queensland Regional Plan and other State interest.
As required by the State Government, the New Noosa Plan will differ from the existing Noosa Plan with changes to the structure, zones and land use definitions in particular.
When it is finally adopted by council (possibly by the end of the 2019 calendar year), the New Noosa Plan will reflect several years of work, including input from the community and State government.