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House with No Steps (HWNS) obtains Development Approval in Doonan on the Sunshine Coast

We are very pleased to announce that ‘House With No Steps’ (HWNS) a leading organisation that supports people with a disability in QLD, NSW & the ACT have been issued with a development approval for ‘Respite Accommodation, Living & Social Development Programs, Acessible Cabin Park and Ancillary Facilities’ at Doonan on the Sunshine Coast.

We have enjoyed assisting HWNS in obtaining this approval and look forward to watching this exciting project progress.

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House with No Steps – Development Permit approved

Gympie Regional Council has now adopted the New Planning Scheme

Gympie Regional Council has now adopted the new planning scheme for the whole of the Gympie Regional Council area.  This new Gympie planning scheme will have force and effect from 1 July, 2013 and supersedes the 2005 planning schemes for the former Cooloola Shire area, the former Kilkivan Shire Area as well as the southern part of the former Tiaro Shire area.

The new 2013 Gympie Planning Scheme does provide new and longer term opportunities for the development of certain land in the Gympie Regional Council area.  It is possible to request that Gympie Regional Council assesses development applications lodged between 1 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 under the then superseded planning schemes being for the former Cooloola, Kilkivan and Tiaro local government areas.  It is recommended that intending applicants obtain professional town planning advice from a town planning consultant before deciding to lodge a development application with Gympie Regional Council. 

Martoo Consulting is a local consultant with extensive local experience and knowledge and therefore in a great position to assist in providing such advice.

Development Incentives (Build and Benefit) – Sunshine Coast Council

On 9 April 2013 Council announced its ‘Build and Benefit’ initiative which offers a significant reduction  in infrastructure contributions/charges applying to qualifying developments.  The aim is to encourage construction of new developments on the Sunshine Coast.

Martoo Consulting are able to provide advice on how your development can benefit from Sunshine Coast Council’s initiative. 

http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/documents/planning/dev_incentives_mr.doc

Settlers Cove Development – Noosa Heads

 

 

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION – SERVICING THE SUNSHINE COAST & GYMPIE REGION

We offer full Public Notification Services as required under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009:

Proposed Development  -  Impact Assessable & Liquor Licence Applications

  • Erection and removal of Proposed Development signs on the property including photographic records;
  • Notification to all adjoining land owners;
  • Coordination of newspaper advertising; and
  • Liaison with Council including issuing ’Notice of Commencement’ and  ’Notice of Compliance’

We cover all areas of South East Queensland.  Call or email us for a cost effective quote.

 

 

Brisbane’s draft new City Plan

Brisbane City Council is committed to facilitating economic growth and maintaining prosperity in Brisbane through sustainable development.

As part of this commitment, Council has released the draft new City Plan (ePlan). This draft new City Plan  is Council’s plan for the future development of Brisbane. It guides how land in Brisbane can be used and developed. It also helps us plan for infrastructure to support growth and create a more diversified economy while continuing to protect our city’s enviable way of life.

You can have your say on the draft new City Plan. 

How can Martoo Consulting help you?

We offer our clients an extensive experience in the documentation, consultation and feedback phases of planning schemes, particularly here in Queensland where our highly regarded staff has had many years of professional service in the areas of Town Planning, Surveying, Urban Design and Development Management. 

In this way we can fully appreciate your questions, concerns and potential implications. We then interpret your specific circumstance to the current and Brisbane’s draft new City Plan and professionally compile this feedback to Council on your behalf.

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Brisbane City

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-building/current-planning-projects/brisbanes-new-city-plan/index.htm?utm_source=corphome&utm_medium=caro&utm_term=-&utm_content=image-version&utm_campaign=caro_draft_new_city_plan

Queensland State Government has released for public consultation a new Draft Coastal Protection State Planning Regulatory Provision

The  Queensland State Government has released for public consultation a new Draft Coastal Protection State Planning Regulatory Provision (draft SPRP) . The draft SPRP takes effect immediately from 8 October 2012 and will be in force for up to 12 months.
       
The draft SPRP applies to the coastal zone as defined by the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995  and suspends the operation of:
 
  • State Planning Policy 3/11: Coastal Protection
  • Part 1.2 of the Far North Queensland Regional Plan
  • Part 3.3 of the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Plan
  • Part 2.2 of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan
  • Part 1.4.3 and 2.4 of the South East Queensland Regional Plan

State Planning Policy 3/11: Coastal Protection (the SPP) was introduced to establish the state’s policies in relation to matters of state interest relating to coastal protection.  The state has indicated the current SPP policies are not sufficiently supportive of the Government’s commitment to grow the four pillars of Queensland’s economy and that a full review of the Queensland Coastal Plan including the SPP is being undertaken. 

The SPRP will apply to the assessment of development applications and master plan applications. The provisions set out in the draft SPRP are based on the state coastal management plan policies that were in place before the introduction of the SPP.

This draft SPRP will apply to the following from the date of commencement:

  1. development applications
  2. the making of local planning schemes and amendments
  3. the making of regional plans
  4. the designation of land for community infrastructure.

Please contact our Noosa office if you require any assistance or further information in relation to the SPRP.

SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL IS JUST DAYS AWAY FROM RELEASING THE NEW DRAFT PLANNING SCHEME FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is about to release the Draft Sunshine Coast Plan  on October 19th for review by the public and has invited community feedback to all aspects of this draft planning scheme.

If you are a property owner, investor or resident in the Sunshine Coast Council area or just an interested member of the public, you have an opportunity to fully appreciate what is being proposed in the Draft Sunshine Coast Plan and how this may affect or influence your future investments, lifestyle and amenity as this Draft Sunshine Coast Plan will strongly direct the development of all government and privately owned properties throughout the whole of the Sunshine Coast local government area for the next 7 or so years.

The Draft Sunshine Coast Plan presents preferences for future development of the Sunshine Coast Council area documented as a result of lengthy liaison between the Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland State Government.

Therefore it is strongly recommended that property owners, investors, residents and any other interested members of the public provide Sunshine Coast Council with feedback now in response to the Draft Sunshine Coast Plan so that the Council can ascertain that community or individual interests are best represented for future uses and priorities.

Your public feedback which identifies concerns with particular provisions of the Draft Sunshine Coast Plan is potentially more effective in influencing Sunshine Coast Council when it is professionally prepared and therefore clearly and accurately identifies the grounds for such concern and provides detailed sensible and logical alternative approaches that could be included in the adopted version of new Sunshine Coast Plan to address such concerns.

 How can we help you?

 We offer our clients an extensive experience in the documentation, consultation and feedback phases of planning schemes, particularly here on the Sunshine Coast where our highly regarded staff has had many years of professional service to the residents of Sunshine Coast and surrounds in the areas of Town Planning, Surveying, Urban Design and Development Management. 

In this way we can fully appreciate your questions, concerns and potential implications. We then interpret your specific circumstance to the current and Draft Sunshine Coast Plan and professionally compile this feedback to Council on your behalf.

Please contact us at either our Noosa Heads or Gympie office if you would like to discuss how we can help you.

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GYMPIE REGIONAL COUNCIL RELEASES ITS NEW DRAFT PLANNING SCHEME FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

The Gympie Regional Council has released the Draft Gympie Whole Region Plan for review by the public and has invited community feedback to all aspects of this proposed planning scheme.

If you are a property owner, investor or resident in the Gympie Regional Council area or just an interested member of the public, you have an opportunity to fully appreciate what is being proposed in this whole of region  Planning Scheme and associated Planning Scheme Policy and how this may affect or influence your future investments, lifestyle and amenity as this Draft Gympie Region Plan will strongly direct the development of all government and privately owned properties throughout the whole of the Gympie Regional local government area for the next 7 or so years.

The Draft Gympie Region Plan presents preferences for future development of the Gympie Regional Council area documented as a result of lengthy liaison between the Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland State Government.

Therefore it is strongly recommended that property owners, investors, residents and any other interested members of the public provide Gympie Regional Council with feedback now in response to the Draft Gympie Region Plan so that the Council can ascertain that community or individual interests are best represented for future uses and priorities.

Your public feedback which identifies concerns with particular provisions of the Draft Gympie Region Plan is potentially more effective in influencing Gympie Regional Council when it is professionally prepared and therefore clearly and accurately identifies the grounds for such concern and provides detailed sensible and logical alternative approaches that could be included in the adopted version of new Gympie Region Plan to address such concerns.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 28 November 2012.  All submissions must be received by Council on or before this date. 

How can we help you?

We offer our clients an extensive experience in the documentation, consultation and feedback phases of planning schemes, particularly here in Gympie where our highly regarded staff has had many years of professional service to the residents of Gympie and surrounds in the areas of Town Planning, Surveying, Urban Design and Development Management. 

In this way we can fully appreciate your questions, concerns and potential implications. We then interpret your specific circumstance to the current and Draft Gympie Region Plan and professionally compile this feedback to Council on your behalf.

 Please contact us at either our Gympie or Noosa Heads office if you would like to discuss how we can help you. 

NEWS FLASH – Draft Gympie Region Plan Released for Public Feedback

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New Planning Scheme for the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Council is developing a new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast region which will replace the three existing planning schemes – the Caloundra City Plan 2004, the Maroochy Plan 2000 and the Noosa Plan 2006.  When finalised it will be the tool used by Council to manage land use and development for the region in a sustainable way.

Council has used the community feedback on the Statement of Proposals, Phase 2 consultation, strategies, policies and discussion papers, sought in 2009 and 2010 as part of the Our Place Our Future community engagement campaigns, to help inform the draft of the planning scheme.

Council  has advised that public consultation for the Draft Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme will commence from 19 October 2012 until 14 December 2012. Please contact our Noosa Office for specialist advice as to how the new scheme may affect you…………….