Adopted Amendments
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Dec 2018

The following is a summary of the most recent adopted amendment. Earlier amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 can be accessed via the links further below:

Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 17 

Rooftop Uses

10 December 2018

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 - (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 17 Rooftop Uses on 27 November 2018. The amendment was gazetted[258KB] on 7 December 2018 and will take effect on and from 10 December 2018.

The purpose of the planning scheme amendment is to incentivise the provision of certain publicly accessible rooftop uses in the key tourism locations of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland and Coolum. The general effect of the planning scheme amendment is for an allowance of additional building height for these uses, where the built form is appropriately designed to minimise the impression of building height.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 - (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 17 Rooftop Usesare as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 17 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 17.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Earlier amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014:


Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 16

Kawana Waters Town Centre

19 October 2018

Council adopted the Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 16 - Kawana Waters Town Centre on 27 September 2018. The amendment was gazetted[26KB] on 19 October 2018 and will take effect on and from 19 October 2018.

The purpose of the amendment is to reflect and provide for the continued effect of the provisions of Temporary Local Planning Instrument (Kawana Waters Town Centre) No. 3 2017, which revises the planning and development framework for the Kawana Waters Town Centre and has the following general effect:-

  • provides for a major retail facility immediately adjacent to the proposed Multi-Modal Transport Corridor and an Urban Village comprising a mix of commercial, entertainment and residential uses;
  • provides for the protection of the future public transport corridor through the Kawana Waters Town Centre which aims to provide for a high quality and efficient public transport network to service the Kawana Waters Town Centre and the Kawana Health Campus;
  • provides additional commercial floor space within the Kawana Waters Town Centre to support the Kawana Health Campus including opportunities for health research and development; and
  • increases residential yields to support transit oriented development.

Details of the Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 16 - Kawana Waters Town Centre are as follows:

View the complete Development Control Plan 1 Kawana Waters[2704KB].

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 15

29 June 2018

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 15 - Local Government Infrastructure Plan on 14 June 2018. The amendment was gazetted[285KB] on 22 June 2018 and will take effect on and from 29 June 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to replace the existing Priority Infrastructure Plan contained in the planning scheme with a Local Government Infrastructure Plan that complies with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Statutory Guideline 03/14 Local government infrastructure plans. The Local Government Infrastructure Plan identifies Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure that is necessary to service urban development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 15 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 15 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No.15.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 14

11 June 2018 

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 14 - Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre on 5 June 2018. The amendment was gazetted[266KB] on 8 June 2018 and will take effect on and from 11 June 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

  1. delete the Structure Plan for the Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre and associated mapping from Part 10 (Other Plans) and Schedule 2 (Mapping) of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 ;
  2. incorporate relevant provisions relating to the area previously covered by the Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre Structure Plan within the remainder of the planning scheme;
  3. amend the zoning or overlays relating to a number of specific sites within the Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre, to better reflect the existing or desired future use or current development approvals;
  4. delete the Planning scheme policy for Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre Structure Plan from Schedule 6 (Planning scheme policies) of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 ;
  5. undertake all necessary consequential amendments to other parts of the planning scheme for consistency with the above amendments; and
  6. make terminology changes to align the amended provisions with the terminology used in the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017 .

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 14 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 14 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No.14.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 13

14 May 2018

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 13 on 8 May 2018.  The amendment was gazetted [261KB]on 11 May 2018 and will take effect on and from 14 May 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendment is to:-

  1. change a zone or overlay relating to specific sites, in order to:
    i.    better reflect existing or desired future land uses;
    ii.   respond to Council land acquisitions and property related matters; and
    iii.  respond to identified zoning anomalies;
  2. address operational matters to improve the clarity and efficiency of the planning scheme; and
  3. make terminology changes to align the amended provisions with the terminology used in the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No. 13 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 13 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment and Alignment Amendment) No.13.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 12

19 March 2018

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 12 on 8 March 2018.  The amendment was gazetted[264KB] on 9 March 2018 and will take effect on and from 19 March 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendment is to:-

  1. amend the zoning of land, referred to as Twin Waters West, located at Pacific Paradise, from the Rural zone to the Emerging community zone and include the Twin Waters West land within the Maroochy North Shore local plan area and inside the Urban Growth Management Boundary;
  2. amend the Maroochy North Shore Local plan code, to include specific provisions to guide future development of the Twin Waters West land for residential purposes; and
  3. undertake all necessary consequential amendments to other parts of the planning scheme for consistency with the above amendments.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 12 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 12 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No.12.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 11

5 March 2018

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 11 on 26 February 2018.  The amendment was gazetted[267KB] on 2 March 2018 and took effect on and from 5 March 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendment is to delete the requirement for the Muraban Street extension through Key Site 1 (Brisbane Road Carpark), from the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland local plan code. The deletion of the proposed Muraban Street extension from the planning scheme will allow Council to utilise its ownership of the Brisbane Road Carpark site to ensure that any development provides appropriate local access arrangements.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) No. 11 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 11 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No.11.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 10

31 July 2017

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 10 on 17 July 2017.  The amendment was gazetted[265KB] on 28 July 2017 and will have effect on and from 31 July 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 10 is to:-

  • amend the Height of buildings and structures overlay for a number of specific sites within the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland local plan area;
  • amend the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland local plan code, to include specific provisions relating to Key Site 1 – Brisbane Road Carpark, new Key Site 3 – Club Eatery and active street frontages to land in the High density residential zone fronting Walan Street;
  • amend the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland Local Plan Elements map (Figure 7.2.20A) to include additional road and pedestrian linkages, additional active street frontages, additional Gateway / Entry Points and add new Key Site 3 – Club Eatery;
  • amend the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland Local Plan Precincts map (LPM34), to expand the hospitality precinct to include new Key Site 3 – Club Eatery and create a new Mooloolaba Heart Street Activation precinct along Walan Street; and
  • amend the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland local plan table of assessment relating to business activities in the High density residential zone for the new Mooloolaba Heart Street Activation precinct along Walan Street.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 10 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 10 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No.10.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Alignment Amendment) No. 9

3 July 2017

Council made the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Alignment Amendment) No. 9 on 18 May 2017.  The amendment was gazetted [60KB]on 16 June 2017 and will have effect on and from 3 July 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Alignment Amendment) No. 9 is to make operational and administrative changes to the planning scheme to transition to the new Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017, including:

  • changes to the tables of assessment to reflect changes in terminology relating to categories of development and assessment, and the matters which development is to be assessed against;
  • changes to table and section headings within all planning scheme codes and to the application section of codes to clarify which provisions of the codes comprise the assessment benchmarks for assessable development and the requirements for accepted development;
  • the removal of State regulatory content which is contained in the Planning Regulation;
  • changes to various parts of the planning scheme to ensure concepts in the Strategic Framework can be appropriately referenced for code assessment under the new assessment rules;
  • new provisions to ensure State Planning Regulatory Provisions are effectively transitioned; and
  • various other operational and minor changes to update references to legislation, cross references and correct other minor errors and formatting.
Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Alignment Amendment) No. 9 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 9 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Alignment Amendment) No.9.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 8

27 February 2017

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 8 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 16 February 2017.  The adopted amendment was gazetted[248KB] on 24 February 2017 and will have effect on and from 27 February 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 8 is to:-

    • correct minor formatting, spelling, grammatical and mapping errors to improve the clarity and efficiency of the planning scheme
    • correct cross-referencing errors and provides drafting clarification for certain provisions in the planning scheme
    • reflect a number of current development approvals, including the Caloundra South Development Scheme and the Urban Development Area (UDA) Approval, as required in clause 11.8 of the Caloundra South Priority Development Area Infrastructure Agreement (Local Government Infrastructure) executed on 2 November 2015
    • reflect the latest State Planning Policy mapping in relation to state transport infrastructure (including CAMCOS, transit hubs and stations) and erosion prone areas and ensures consistent use of terminology.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 8 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 8 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No.8.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.

Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 7

15 August 2016

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 7 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 5 August 2016.  The adopted amendment was gazetted[253KB] on 12 August 2016 and will have effect on and from 15 August 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 7 is to:-

  • correct formatting, spelling, grammatical, mapping and cross-referencing errors
  • correct factual matters incorrectly stated in the planning scheme
  • reflect updates to the Queensland Planning Provisions (version 4.0).

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 7 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 7 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No.7.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 6

15 August 2016

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 6 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 5 August 2016.  The adopted amendment was gazetted[253KB] on 12 August 2016 and will have effect on and from 15 August 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 6 is to:-

  • amend the zoning of:
    • part of former Lot 971 on SP259001 (now Lot 973 on SP278711) and part of Lot 960 on SP235743, located at Tweddell Drive, Pelican Waters, from the  Environmental management and conservation zone to the Open space zone, including consequential mapping changes
    • part of former Lot 971 on SP259001 (now Lot 974 on SP278711), located at Tweddell Drive, Pelican Waters, from the Environmental management and conservation  zone to the Community facilities zone, including consequential mapping changes
    • Lot 604 on SP208094, located at Tweddell Drive, Pelican Waters, from the Environmental management and conservation zone to the Community facilities zone, with  a Utility installation (Local utility) annotation, to reflect the current use of the land for sewerage purposes
  • amend the zoning of part of Lot 1037 on CG6231, located at 48-52 School Road, Bli Bli, from the Community facilities zone to the Low density residential zone, to better reflect the desired future use of this land
  • correct zoning and building height anomalies for a small number of sites located in other parts of the planning scheme area, to better reflect the approved and/or developed land use for these sites.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 6 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 7 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No.6

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, Council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 5

1 April 2016

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 5 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 22 March 2016. The adopted amendment was gazetted[286KB] on 1 April 2016 and will have effect on and from 1 April 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 5 is to reflect revised land use locations, densities and road layouts for the Palmview Master Planned Area.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment to the Planning Scheme Policy for the Palmview Structure Plan is to:

  • reflect changes made to the Palmview Structure Plan and standards of provision for infrastructure to ensure consistency with the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014;
  • remove the water and sewer desired standards of service in accordance with Unitywater’s requirements; and
  • remove the requirements for the preparation of the Energy Management Plan, Sustainable Transport Plan and Affordable Living Plan in accordance with changes to the Palmview Structure Plan.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 5 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 6 incorporating the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Major Amendment) No. 5.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, Council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Transitional Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 4

7 December 2015

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Transitional Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 4 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 23 November 2015. The adopted amendment was gazetted[127KB] [PDF 130KB] on 4 December 2015 and will have effect on and from 7 December 2015.

The purpose and general effect of the proposed Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Transitional Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 4 is to:

  • remove all references to water supply and sewerage trunk infrastructure networks in the Priority Infrastructure Plan (including associated mapping) in accordance with Unitywater’s requirements;
  • include a small number of new trunk infrastructure projects and to amend the description of existing trunk infrastructure projects which are incorrectly stated;
  • correct Priority Infrastructure Plan mapping anomalies that have been identified post-commencement of the planning scheme;
  • undertake minor revisions to correct errors and help improve the consistency and operation of the Priority Infrastructure Plan; and
  • reflect changes made to the Priority Infrastructure Plan elsewhere within the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 to ensure consistency.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Transitional Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 4 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 5 incorporating the (Transitional Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment) No. 4.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, Council provides an Update Package.


Planning Scheme Policies (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 3

3 August 2015

Council adopted the Planning Scheme Policies (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 3 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 13 July 2015. The adopted amendment was gazetted [PDF 300KB] on 31 July 2015 and will have effect on and from 3 August 2015.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to correct a small number of minor editorial and operational matters to improve the clarity and efficiency of the following planning scheme policies:

  • Planning scheme policy for the flood hazard overlay code;
  • Planning scheme policy for development works; and
  • Planning scheme policy for the transport and parking code.

Details of the Planning Scheme Policies (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 3 are as follows:

View the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Version 4 incorporating Planning Scheme Policies (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 3.

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, Council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 2

 9 March 2015

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 2 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 26 February 2015. The adopted amendment was gazetted [PDF 300KB] on 6 March 2015 and will have effect on and from 9 March 2015.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to correct a small number of editorial matters to improve the clarity and efficiency of the planning scheme.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Administrative and Minor Amendment) No. 2 are as follows:

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.


Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Minor Amendment) No. 1

10 November 2014

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Minor Amendment) No. 1 to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 on 24 July 2014. The adopted amendment was gazetted [PDF 300KB] on 7 November 2014 and will have effect on and from 10 November 2014.

The amendment clarifies the application and interpretation of the filling and excavation provisions in the Dwelling house code and the provisions relating to dwelling houses in the Landslide hazard and steep land overlay code.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Minor Amendment) No. 1 are as follows:

For users who choose to maintain a hard copy of the Planning Scheme, council provides an update package.