Noosa Council is currently in its first stages of preparing and delivering a new local planning scheme. It is expected that these changes will roughly coincide with Queensland’s new planning reforms which will commence mid-2017.
The new scheme will replace the current Noosa Plan 2006 and is expected to have a planning horizon to 2036. The new Noosa Plan will serve as the region’s primary policy and directional document to help in managing change and development. Ultimately, the plan presents an opportunity to better dictate the future direction of the area by providing sustainable development that effectively serves the needs and core values of the local community.
Over the next 3 years, council will be actively preparing the new Noosa Plan, which is expected to be launched mid-2019. Council and its town planners will ensure a rigorous process of community consolation is undertaken to allow residents the opportunity to share their concerns and opinions and shape the direction of the new scheme.
A discussion paper will shortly be released in late October and we encourage any interested developers, investors, property owners and residents to provide feedback to Council to ensure all community and individual interests are best represented. This first stage of consultation will take place for 6 weeks until mid-December and provide the basis of information to influence and form the new planning scheme draft. It is our way of letting Council know what we cherish and value about our beautiful area and have a say in future development over the next decade and beyond.
Council will consider the communities feedback prior to commencing a draft of the new Noosa Plan in 2017. It is anticipated that a final draft of the new scheme will be made available to the public in 2018 prior to another round of community consultation.
With its home base in the heart of Noosa, Martoo Consulting understands the need for the new Noosa Plan to successfully dictate a sustainable future for the region. Our planners, who are also local residents, can appreciate your question and concerns. With many years of professional service, our staff can interpret your specific circumstances to the upcoming Noosa Plan changes and professionally compile this feedback to Council on your behalf.
Please contact us at our Noosa Heads office if you would like to discuss how we can help you. Also keep an eye out on our Facebook page for important reminders regarding public submission deadlines and progress updates for the new Noosa Plan.