Maleny Community Precinct Update
  • Thursday 05 November 2009

Planning for the Maleny Community Precinct is moving to the next stage, with the master planning process scheduled to start in mid November with the appointment of consultants who will work with council and the Maleny Precinct Working Group to put flesh on the bones of the approved concept plan.

The master plan will build on work to date by providing more detail on the specific activities proposed in the concept plan, including the location of infrastructure, such as access roads, and facilities on the site. It will also provide the basis of developing a realistic costing for the project.

Sunshine Coast Council division five councillor Jenny McKay said the Maleny Precinct Working Group and council are working hard to develop the best outcome for the whole community.

“The Maleny Precinct Working Group has met three times since September and made great progress in ensuring positive dialogue between everyone involved,” Cr McKay said.

“Council has also appointed a project director to oversee the smooth running of the project and the interaction between the various stakeholders, master planning and resolution of financial, tenure and property matters.

“As the master planning progresses, and it becomes more obvious what the precinct can accommodate, the five key community stakeholders, Maleny Golf, Greenhills, Barung Land Care, Maleny Historical Society and Maleny Sport and Recreation will each develop a business case to ensure that a fully costed project can be put to council for sign off.

“The Historical Society’s business case will also help them develop an action plan and create a team to help get restoration work started on Pattemore House.”

The guidelines for work on Pattemore House which is listed on the State Heritage Register will be based on the recommendations of a heritage consultant and local architect with a special interest area in heritage conservation, and discussions with the Department of Environment and Resource Management, which is the state government department responsible for managing Queensland’s Heritage resources.

Cr McKay said other precinct projects are also moving ahead and she is very pleased with the progress being made.

“Barung Landcare and Maleny Golf have both lodged a Material Change of Use application with council, which are now being assessed—with the the Barung Landcare decision due to be finalised in December.

“Everyone is working very well together, towards a great outcome for the whole community.”

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