- Last updated:
- 06 Sep 2022
The New Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme Project is a multi-year project, intended to be completed by 2024. There are many steps in preparing a new planning scheme and we are only in the early stages of the process. Council undertook preliminary consultation during February and March 2022. Feedback received is helping to inform preparation of the new planning scheme (Step 3).
*The plan making process is anticipated to take three to four years to complete (noting that the timing of certain steps in the process, such as state interest reviews are not within Council's control).
Completed and current steps
Step 1: Council decides to prepare a new planning scheme
In 2020, a review of the current planning scheme was undertaken. On 28 January 2021, council resolved to prepare a new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast.
On 29 July 2021, council lodged a notice with the state government outlining council’s proposal to make a planning scheme. On 25 August 2021, the state government gave notice to council detailing the provisions, process and communications strategy that apply to preparing the new planning scheme.
Step 2: Preliminary consultation
Council undertook preliminary consultation on proposed planning directions for the Sunshine Coast region and local areas from 10 February to 31 March 2022.
Step 3: Preparation of draft planning scheme
The preliminary consultation was a valuable first step in creating a new planning scheme that reflects the community’s vision for our region. Feedback received is helping to inform the current drafting phase for the new planning scheme.
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Contact the project team
If you have any questions about the New Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme Project, you can contact the Project Team by:
- emailing: newplanningscheme@ sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or
- calling (07) 5420 8953
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