Caloundra South priority development area (PDA) network plans

Caloundra South priority development area (PDA) network plans.

Council has endorsed three network plans. These include:

  • Caloundra South Community Facilities Plan 2018
  • Aura Sports Network Plan 2023
  • Aura City of Colour Public Art Masterplan 2018.


Caloundra South PDA is planned to be home for approximately 50,000 residents over the next 25 years, with 20,000 new homes, major parklands, sports parks, educational facilities and 700 hectares of linked conservation land. These network plans will help guide the development of the community infrastructure of Caloundra South and support the residents’ ability to participate in the community and engage in healthy and active lifestyles. Together, these network plans will:

  • establish a well-planned network of social infrastructure and create a connected, active and healthy community
  • provide an integrated network of sports parks that cater for different levels and standards of competition
  • ensure public art is conceptually connected by setting an overarching vision for art, describing what the artworks aspire to achieve and providing thematic inspiration for artists.

The three network plans are available to view below:


The Caloundra South local government infrastructure agreement (LGIA) required the preparation of three detailed network plans to further guide the planning and delivery of the community infrastructure of Caloundra South.

Caloundra South Community Facilities Plan 2018

Council has prepared the community facilities plan in consultation with Stockland and Economic Development Queensland (EDQ). The community facilities plan describes the role, function and desired standards for each community facility to guide the delivery of an integrated network that will meet community needs. The plan further provides indicative population thresholds to trigger the preliminary investigation and delivery of each facility. A total of 10.955ha will be transferred to council for the following purposes:

  • Major Civic Centre (15,000m2 land)
  • Major Sports Facility (18,000m2 land)
  • Eco Community Facility and Neighbourhood Meeting Room (4,000m2 land)
  • Three (3) District Community Centres (3 x 10,000m2 land)
  • Six (6) Local Community Centres (6 x 5,000m2 land) plus Bellvista Community Meeting Place (delivered)
  • 13 Neighbourhood Meeting Rooms (13 x 750m2 land).

Council is to deliver or facilitate the development of community facilities on this land, subject to detailed planning, prioritisation and funding availability.

Aura Sports Network Plan 2023

Stockland has updated the sports network plan that was endorsed in 2018 in consultation with council and Economic Development Queensland (EDQ). The updates to the sports network plan are minor in nature and largely the same as the previous version, with the exception that Stockland no longer intends to deliver a golf course.  Pursuant to the Infrastructure Agreement, a minimum of 13ha from the former golf course land which was recognised as contributing to the sports network has been redistributed across the sports network to maintain the overall provision of sports park land.  This outcome results in increased capacity being delivered to a number of district and neighbourhood sports parks and the creation of a dedicated 5ha emerging sports park.  Stockland will maintain a contribution of 83ha of land for sports parks, as follows:

  • 2 major sports parks (12.5ha and 15ha land)
  • 4 district sports parks (2 x 7.5ha, 7.25ha and 9.25ha land)
  • 4 neighbourhood sports parks (2 x 4ha, 4.5ha, 6.5ha and 5ha land)
  • 1 emerging sports park (5ha land).

The sports network plan recommends a facility mix for each sports park to ensure an integrated network that provides for a range of sports requirements, complementing the broader Sunshine Coast network.

Aura City of Colour Public Art Masterplan 2018

Stockland has prepared the public art masterplan in consultation with council and Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to provide guidance on a network of public art to be funded and delivered by Stockland, including:

Public art collection works

The location, nature, commissioning, management and potential decommissioning of public artworks to form part of council’s public art collection (seven potential sites identified). The public art masterplan is prepared with consideration given to council’s policy framework and provides public art themes, methodologies for procurement, and guidelines for implementation and maintenance.

Integrated art elements

The incorporation of integrated design elements, being informal art and design elements integrated into public spaces and places, will form part of Stockland’s design processes in consultation with council.


For more information please contact council - refer the urban growth projects branch.