Proposed Amendments Approved by Council for Adoption
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Jul 2017

Following community consultation and consideration of submissions, at the Special Meeting held on 13 April 2017, Council decided to proceed with the following proposed planning scheme amendments, with changes. Council has now written to the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning seeking approval to adopt the proposed planning scheme amendments (Note: The proposed planning scheme amendments may be subject to change following Ministerial review).  

Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre (PRAC)

During the community consultation period, Council received a total of 15 properly made submissions in relation to the proposed planning scheme amendment for the Maroochydore Principal Regional Activity Centre (PRAC).  

Site Specific and Operational Matters

During the community consultation period, Council received a total of 224 properly made submissions in relation to the proposed planning scheme amendment for Site Specific and Operational Matters.  The majority of submissions received were in relation to the Coolum Industry Park.  The key issues raised in submissions relating to the Coolum Industry Park are addressed in the following Key Issues Paper:

Twin Waters West

During the community consultation period, Council received a total of 629 properly made submissions in relation to the proposed planning scheme amendment for Twin Waters West.  The key issues raised in submissions are addressed in the following Key Issues Paper:

  • Key Issues Paper: Twin Waters West[1002KB]
  • Additional information in relation to flooding:

    Figure 1 shows the proponent’s flood solution concept for Twin Waters West. It involves moving water more efficiently from the north of the site to the south of the site. This is achieved by drains conveying water from David Low Way to a lake system. The lake system has two weirs. There is one short weir at 1.2m AHD connecting with the existing Twin Waters canal system and a longer, lower weir near the southern boundary of the site at 1.0m AHD. Water that drains through the site will preferentially discharge at this location due to the lower weir elevation. This includes any flood water that may enter the Twin Waters West site from the Sunshine Motorway culverts. 

    Figure 2 shows results of validation flood modelling undertaken by Council and indicates changes (reductions or increases) in flood level based on the flood solution concept for Twin Waters West. This confirms that the flood solution concept is effective at moving water though the site. In large flood events in particular (as shown on Figure 2), it is likely to improve the flooding conditions experienced by adjacent existing residential areas.

    The flood model used for the investigation is taken from Council’s regional flood model. It is a sophisticated model and considers Maroochy River flooding, local area flooding and storm tide conditions

    The Defined Flood Event presented in Figure 2, is a future climate scenario for the year 2100. It incorporates the new Sunshine Coast Airport runway and makes allowances for existing communities filling in response to climate change. 

    The flood solution concept (Figure 1) will be further refined and a detailed flood study submitted by the proponent in conjunction with any future development application. 

  • Figure 1: Twin Waters West - Flood Solution Concept[1792KB]
  • Figure 2: Twin Waters West - Testing of Flood Solution Concept[1282KB]