Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Aug 2020

Following an extensive community consultation process to identify the community's values and ideas, a 15 year visionary roadmap for Landsborough's public spaces has been endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 30 January 2020. View the Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan.

The plan presents the community's vision for the town outlining placemaking recommendations for Landsborough's streets, public spaces and future opportunities.

More than 1000 people were engaged through surveys, community events, workshops and general correspondence during three engagement phases from January 2018 to September 2019.

Stages of Engagement

All engagement for the Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan project has been completed.

Stage 1 Engagement - Values and Visioning Phase

In January and February 2018, we engaged with the Landsborough community to understand what is loved about the town and what can be improved to find a shared vision for the future. The online survey closed Wednesday 28 February 2018.

You can read a summary of some what we heard from the community in the draft vision elements.

Feedback from Stage 1 has helped to inform development of the Draft Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan.

Stage 2 Engagement - Testing the Plan

From 18 March to 17 May 2019, council sought feedback on the Draft Placemaking Master Plan and Cribb Street Streetscape project.

Three public display events were undertaken and feedback captured through a survey (available at the events and online). This phase of engagement also tested an early concept design for the Cribb Street Streetscape project.

An overwhelming majority of those who participated (97%) supported the draft vision statement and a majority (95%) supported the Draft Placemaking Master Plan.

Stage 3 Engagement - Cribb Street Streescape Reference Group

A Cribb Street Streetscape Reference Group (SRG) was established through an expression of interest promoted during the Stage 2 engagement period. The purpose of the SRG was to provide input and feedback on the streetscape design at key stages of its development. The group comprised of residents, businesses and representatives from local community groups and organisations.

The SRG convened four times between June and September 2019, plus other small-group meetings and individual meetings, including drop-in sessions with Cribb Street shop owners and traders. A draft streetscape concept was presented to the SRG for feedback in July. The final concept design was presented to the broader community at a community event in November 2019.

Background

The need for this project has been driven by the current and future growth needs as identified in the Sunshine Coast Environment and Livability Strategy and Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan.

Landsborough is at the heart of a growing region with future urban development planned within the town and surrounding area. Council recognises the opportunity to reinforce Landsborough as a great place renowned by locals for its family friendly peaceful lifestyle and prepare the town and its community for the future.

As a rural town, Landsborough is a popular tourism destination which capitalises on its beautiful natural surrounds and heritage town charm. Cribb Street, which is home to historic buildings and adjoins the railway station, is the traditional town centre servicing local residents and nearby rural residential areas. It also provides tourist services to visitors.

Landsborough is an important public transport node with a bus link from the railway station to the hinterland and coastal urban areas. The North Coast Rail line bisects the local plan area through the town centre and includes a train station and ‘park and ride’ car park adjacent to Cribb Street.

You may be aware that the Queensland State Government recently consulted with the community regarding proposed rail upgrades and the potential closure of level crossings in Landsborough. While the rail project is wholly controlled by the Queensland Government and is a separate project to the council Placemaking Master Plan, an integrated approach to planning and delivering both projects will be taken in order to minimise potential impacts and maximise opportunities of the proposed projects for Landsborough.

The placemaking master planning process will provide an opportunity for council to work with the community to identify key issues and concerns for Landsborough, including those relating to the proposed Queensland Government rail project. While council will present community feedback relating to the rail project to the Queensland Government, there is no guarantee that this feedback will be implemented.

Contacts

If you require additional information regarding this project please contact landsboroughplacemaking@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or council's project officer on (07) 5475 7272.