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Draft plans announced for the commercial transformation of Maroochydore’s City Centre

31 January, 2014

This may be your last chance to have your say on the future of Maroochydore City CentrePublic consultation is open until Monday 17 March 2014. 

The proposed development scheme for the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area is now available for review.

Last year the State Government declared the area a Priority Development Area (or PDA) under the Economic Development Act 2012 (Qld). This effectively allows the State Government to fast track development in the area.

Development projects in declared PDAs are subject to a different development assessment process separate and independent from the process under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld). There are also limited appeal rights under this process.

While the public generally has the right to object to proposed developments, if the area is a PDA the scheme itself determines the public’s objection rights.

The Minister for Economic Development Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Council will use public feedback to consider what amendments may be necessary to make to the proposed development scheme.

Information displays will be held at:

  • Millwell Road Community Centre – Thursday 6 February 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
  • Sunshine Plaza – Saturday 15 February 2014 from 10am to 2pm

The proposed development scheme is available at Council’s customer service centres, Sunshine Coast libraries and the Lake Kawana Community Centre. It can also be viewed online at the Sunshine Coast Council and State Government websites.

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