Archive for Town Planning Approvals

Noosa Junction Startup

An exciting new co-working space, Operator Junction 2, is coming to the former Noosa Junction Westpac Bank site.

Highlights will include a contemporary facelift to engage with the street, a light-filtering awning, extensive landscaping and green walls with the aim to encourage start-ups and entrepreneurial activity.

Town planning approvals facilitated by Nadine Gorton of Martoo Consulting, design by Andrew Bock Architects and Thompsett Architecture.




The Parkyn Brothers Jetty in Tewantin Approved for Redevelopment

We are pleased to report that The Parkyn Brothers Jetty in Tewantin has been approved for redevelopment.

In place since 1951, the jetty has been used for transport, fishing and houseboat hire. Martoo Consulting has worked closely with Noosa Council and State Government over the last 18 months to secure the extension to the lease and planning approvals for the jetty redevelopment.

The redevelopment includes the addition of a new storage building designed to be sympathetic to t…he existing uses on the Noosa River; relocation of the reception and storage area will improve public safety and security by locating it closer to the jetty entry; replacement of the existing jetty with a wider jetty with hand rails to comply with current anti-discrimination (disability access) and building standards.

Works are set to commence in the coming weeks ahead of the jetty’s reopening for another busy Spring/Summer in Noosa.

Parkyn Brothers Jetty 1951 Marine Board Approval 2017 Council Approval Site Plan 3D View Store 3D View Office

Infrastructure Charges for Developments to Change

State-wide framework to potentially alter local authorities’ infrastructure charges for new developments


New developments increase the demand on local infrastructure such as roads, water and sewerage. Developments can range from homeowners subdividing their block to major developers building a whole new community.

When local authorities approve a development application, the applicant may be required to pay an infrastructure charge to the local authority. Local authorities use this money to upgrade infrastructure and make sure neighbourhoods have the services they need.

Proposed Infrastructure Planning and Charging Framework

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning has produced an Infrastructure Planning and Charging Framework that is intended to be fair, clear and simple, striking a balance between local authority sustainability and development feasibility.

The draft framework incorporates four key elements:

A Fair Value Schedule of charges that encourages local authorities to apply fair infrastructure charges.

  • A Priority Development Infrastructure program that will see the state co-invest in development and economic growth in local communities.
  • An investigation into sensible infrastructure standards set by the state.
  • Transparent and consistent legislative changes.

The draft framework was presented to industry representatives and then presented to State Parliament in May.

Should you want to discuss what the change to infrastructure charges may bring for a development in a particular area, please do not hesitate to contact Martoo Consulting to have a planner assist with your development enquiry.

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.

House with No Steps – Development Permit approved


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