Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment - Historic Cultural Heritage


Council is proposing an amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (planning scheme) and Planning Scheme Policies, relating to Historic Cultural Heritage.

The purpose and general effect of the proposed planning scheme amendment is to revise and update the planning scheme provisions relating to cultural heritage.

The proposed amendment identifies new and modified local heritage places, character areas, character buildings and local plan elements, while removing some existing local heritage places from the planning scheme. The amendment also includes revised assessment provisions in the Heritage and character areas overlay code that broaden requirements for specific works as well as improving the clarity and efficiency of the planning scheme.

The proposed amendment is designed to give effect to a key action arising from the Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015 (Action 1.1.3 - Undertake a review of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 by updating the local heritage register (and overlay mapping) contained within the planning scheme).

The proposed amendment to the Planning scheme policy for the Heritage and character areas overlay code includes a revision of all heritage place and character area information, resulting in a significant expansion of the information available on each place.

A key aspect of the proposed amendment is the inclusion of a greater number of places which represent post-World War II heritage, coastal urban settings and leading contemporary architecture of outstanding quality. In this way, the proposed amendment is intended to reflect a broader range of themes relevant to the settlement and development of the Sunshine Coast in the era following first contact between Aboriginal people and Europeans (post-contact).

The proposed amendment is currently on public exhibition until 4.30pm on Monday 16 September 2019. View the Public Notice (PDF 931KB).

The proposed amendment and explanatory material can be downloaded and viewed below. Alternatively, a copy of the proposed amendment and explanatory material can be:

  • accessed at Council’s administration buildings in:
    • Maroochydore - 10 First Avenue Maroochydore Qld 4558
    • Nambour - Cnr Currie and Bury Streets Nambour Qld 4560
    • Caloundra - 1 Omrah Avenue Caloundra Qld 4551
  • viewed at all Council libraries.

View the proposed amendment

The proposed amendment documents are as follows:

Online / mobile interactive mapping

Online interactive mapping relating to the proposed amendment is available for desktop computers and mobile devices. The mapping can be used to search for a specific address or to browse the proposed changes across the region.

Open the interactive mapping from your desktop computer or mobile device here.

View the user guide for the interactive mapping.

Supporting thematic history studies

The proposed amendment is based on recent investigations undertaken by Council in relation to post-contact cultural heritage. As part of these investigations, thematic history studies have been prepared to provide a supporting contextual overview of the post-contact era of the region's history:

*It is noted that the above publications contain historic images of persons now deceased.

Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council about any aspect of the proposed amendment. Submissions are to:

  1. be addressed to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  2. state the name and residential and/or business address of each person making the submission
  3. be signed by each person making the submission (unless the submission is made electronically)
  4. state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds
  5. be received by Council no later than 4.30pm on Monday 16 September 2019.

Submissions can be made starting from Monday 19 August to end of consultation by:

  • using the online submission form
  • lodging in person at any of the following Sunshine Coast Regional Council offices:
    • Maroochydore Office – 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore
    • Nambour Office – Corner Currie and Bury Streets, Nambour
    • Caloundra Office – 1 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
  • posting to:
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Sunshine Coast Regional Council
    Locked Bag 72
    Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560
  • emailing to planningscheme@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 5420 8953 email planningscheme@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

If you would like to discuss the proposed amendment and any affected property in detail you can also request a callback where an officer will contact you to provide more specific information.


Council is proposing an amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (planning scheme) and Planning Scheme Policies, relating to Historic Cultural Heritage.

The purpose and general effect of the proposed planning scheme amendment is to revise and update the planning scheme provisions relating to cultural heritage.

The proposed amendment identifies new and modified local heritage places, character areas, character buildings and local plan elements, while removing some existing local heritage places from the planning scheme. The amendment also includes revised assessment provisions in the Heritage and character areas overlay code that broaden requirements for specific works as well as improving the clarity and efficiency of the planning scheme.

The proposed amendment is designed to give effect to a key action arising from the Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015 (Action 1.1.3 - Undertake a review of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 by updating the local heritage register (and overlay mapping) contained within the planning scheme).

The proposed amendment to the Planning scheme policy for the Heritage and character areas overlay code includes a revision of all heritage place and character area information, resulting in a significant expansion of the information available on each place.

A key aspect of the proposed amendment is the inclusion of a greater number of places which represent post-World War II heritage, coastal urban settings and leading contemporary architecture of outstanding quality. In this way, the proposed amendment is intended to reflect a broader range of themes relevant to the settlement and development of the Sunshine Coast in the era following first contact between Aboriginal people and Europeans (post-contact).

The proposed amendment is currently on public exhibition until 4.30pm on Monday 16 September 2019. View the Public Notice (PDF 931KB).

The proposed amendment and explanatory material can be downloaded and viewed below. Alternatively, a copy of the proposed amendment and explanatory material can be:

  • accessed at Council’s administration buildings in:
    • Maroochydore - 10 First Avenue Maroochydore Qld 4558
    • Nambour - Cnr Currie and Bury Streets Nambour Qld 4560
    • Caloundra - 1 Omrah Avenue Caloundra Qld 4551
  • viewed at all Council libraries.

View the proposed amendment

The proposed amendment documents are as follows:

Online / mobile interactive mapping

Online interactive mapping relating to the proposed amendment is available for desktop computers and mobile devices. The mapping can be used to search for a specific address or to browse the proposed changes across the region.

Open the interactive mapping from your desktop computer or mobile device here.

View the user guide for the interactive mapping.

Supporting thematic history studies

The proposed amendment is based on recent investigations undertaken by Council in relation to post-contact cultural heritage. As part of these investigations, thematic history studies have been prepared to provide a supporting contextual overview of the post-contact era of the region's history:

*It is noted that the above publications contain historic images of persons now deceased.

Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council about any aspect of the proposed amendment. Submissions are to:

  1. be addressed to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  2. state the name and residential and/or business address of each person making the submission
  3. be signed by each person making the submission (unless the submission is made electronically)
  4. state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds
  5. be received by Council no later than 4.30pm on Monday 16 September 2019.

Submissions can be made starting from Monday 19 August to end of consultation by:

  • using the online submission form
  • lodging in person at any of the following Sunshine Coast Regional Council offices:
    • Maroochydore Office – 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore
    • Nambour Office – Corner Currie and Bury Streets, Nambour
    • Caloundra Office – 1 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
  • posting to:
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Sunshine Coast Regional Council
    Locked Bag 72
    Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560
  • emailing to planningscheme@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 5420 8953 email planningscheme@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

If you would like to discuss the proposed amendment and any affected property in detail you can also request a callback where an officer will contact you to provide more specific information.

Make a submission (Historic Cultural Heritage)

If you wish to make a submission, please complete the online submission form below:

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