Noosa Council is embarking on a new planning scheme for Noosa Shire.
The Noosa Plan 2006 is the current planning scheme that controls land uses and development throughout Noosa Shire. This plan is now 10 years old and is due for review.
By 2019 Council intends to finalise a New Noosa Plan which will replace The Noosa Plan 2006. The New Noosa Plan will guide and shape the future of Noosa and ensure Noosa’s values continue to underpin the economy and Noosa lifestyle.
Council invited the community to have input to the first stage of preparing the New Noosa Plan. A Discussion Paper was released for community feedback in October 2016. The Discussion Paper outlined possible ideas on how the future needs of Noosa’s community could be addressed by the New Noosa Plan. You can access a copy of the Discussion Paper here.
Council received approximately 500 suggestions from the community about potential ways to improve the future of Noosa. Most of these related to the New Noosa Plan but many covered other issues. There was general support to the ideas in the Discussion Paper along with feedback that Noosa was a great place and that change should be incremental. Council thanks those who took the time to provide their feedback.
Other operational issues raised that did not relate to the New Noosa Plan have been forwarded to relevant branches of Council to consider.
You can access a copy of the staff report on the submissions received here . A summary table of the suggestions received in the submissions and Council’s response can be accessed here. Note that submitter names are not included for privacy reasons.
Council will use the community’s feedback on the Discussion Paper in the drafting of the New Noosa Plan in 2017. Council anticipates a draft of the New Noosa Plan will be available for community review and feedback in 2018.