Proposed amendment

Council invited the community to provide their feedback on a proposed amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 relating to Historic Cultural Heritage.

The submission period has ended and a consultation report is available.

Note: The proposed amendment was adopted effective from 24 August 2020.

About the amendment

Council proposed 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 was 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 was 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 was on public consultation from 19 August 2019 to 16 September 2019.

The Public Notice was published on 17 August 2019 (inclusive).

View the proposed amendment

The proposed amendment and explanatory material can be downloaded and viewed below.

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.

There are two ways to find a specific property:

  1. Use the online mapping portal that has been established for the proposed amendment (read the User guide for interactive mapping)

  2. View the PDF maps that have been supplied on Council’s webpage relating to the proposed amendment.

Supporting thematic history studies

The proposed amendment was 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.