The Proposed Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme Amendment (No. 2)


Council is proposing an amendment to the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme.

The purpose of the proposed development scheme amendment is to increase the residential density for the PDA from 2000 to 4000 dwellings. This will assist Council in meeting the urban infill targets set for the Sunshine Coast region under the South East Queensland Regional Plan and to respond other matters related to development in the Maroochydore City Centre PDA, including amendments to:

  1. specific Maximum building height provisions and map to ensure sufficient capacity to accommodate the proposed additional dwellings;
  2. the on-site car parking rates to provide transitional arrangements until the first public multi-deck car parking facility is operational;
  3. ensure consistency with relevant infrastructure agreements;
  4. review and update the implementation strategy; and
  5. address other operational matters in response to the above amendments and to improve clarity and efficiency of the development scheme.

The proposed amendment commenced on Friday 23 November 2018 until Monday 14 January 2019.

View the proposed Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme Amendment (No. 2)

For further information on the proposed amendments, please read the information sheets in the document library.

A printed copy of the proposed amendment and supporting material can be viewed and/or purchased at Council’s Development Information Counter in Maroochydore, Council’s administration buildings in Nambour and Caloundra and the Maroochydore Library at 44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore.

What are the building height changes?

The proposed amendment to the development scheme seeks to increase the number of residences within the PDA from 2000 to 4000 dwellings.

In order to accommodate the additional residences, specific building height provisions are proposed.

The proposed heights are not “fluid”. They are to be in accordance with the proposed maximum building height map in the development scheme.

The following amendments to specific building height provisions are proposed:

  • increase the maximum height in metres for the buildings that are currently 8, 15, 20 and 25 storeys
  • increase the maximum building height from 8 storeys to 15 storeys for part of precincts 5 and 6 as these precincts are intended to accommodate the majority of the additional residential dwellings
  • increase the corresponding plot ratios
  • amend the definition of building height to exclude load bearing antenna, aerial, chimney, lift or machinery rooms, flagpole, signage, telecommunications facilities or the like, and
  • amend the definition of building height to allow for roof top bars and restaurants.

Building height comparison table

Storeys (Max)
Existing Height (m) (including roof top plant, equipment and Prescribed roof top uses)
Proposed Height (m) (excluding roof top plant, equipment and Prescribed roof top uses)
8 (a)
25
33
15 (a)
50
60
20 (b)
66
80
25 (c)
83.5
100
Iconic building (d)
Max. height to be determined by operational airspace requirements for the Sunshine Coast Airport
No change


For those sites where buildings 8 storeys and above are allowed, the overall number of storeys has not changed. However the overall height in metres has been increased. This will allow higher floor to ceiling building heights to allow for flexibility in building design. It is proposed that 8 storey buildings can go to 33 metres (previously 25 metres) and 15 storey buildings can go to 60 metres (previously 50 metres). Refer to (a) above.

There are four landmark buildings in this development (designated as stars on the Information Sheet – Building Height). Three are at 20 storeys (refer to (b) above) where it is proposed to increase the height from 66 metres to 80 metres and one is at 25 storeys (refer to (c) above) which is proposed to increase from 83.5 metres to100 metres. The number of landmark buildings remains the same.

There is also one iconic building (designated with a red asterisk on the Information Sheet – Building Height). Refer to (d) above. This has always been a feature of the Development Scheme since it was first adopted in 2014.

For part of two precincts (Precincts 5 and 6) the number of storeys has increased from 8 storeys to 15 storeys. These precincts are intended to accommodate the majority of the additional apartments.

Buildings which are of 2 and 6 storeys remain unchanged in terms of height in metres.

View the Information Sheet-Building Height.

Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council about the proposed development scheme amendment.

Submissions are to:

  1. be in writing and state the name and address of each person making the submission;
  2. state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of those grounds;
  3. be received by Council no later than 4.30pm on Monday 14 January 2019.

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Urban Growth Management Branch on (07) 5420 8003 or email urbangrowthprojects@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.



Council is proposing an amendment to the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme.

The purpose of the proposed development scheme amendment is to increase the residential density for the PDA from 2000 to 4000 dwellings. This will assist Council in meeting the urban infill targets set for the Sunshine Coast region under the South East Queensland Regional Plan and to respond other matters related to development in the Maroochydore City Centre PDA, including amendments to:

  1. specific Maximum building height provisions and map to ensure sufficient capacity to accommodate the proposed additional dwellings;
  2. the on-site car parking rates to provide transitional arrangements until the first public multi-deck car parking facility is operational;
  3. ensure consistency with relevant infrastructure agreements;
  4. review and update the implementation strategy; and
  5. address other operational matters in response to the above amendments and to improve clarity and efficiency of the development scheme.

The proposed amendment commenced on Friday 23 November 2018 until Monday 14 January 2019.

View the proposed Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme Amendment (No. 2)

For further information on the proposed amendments, please read the information sheets in the document library.

A printed copy of the proposed amendment and supporting material can be viewed and/or purchased at Council’s Development Information Counter in Maroochydore, Council’s administration buildings in Nambour and Caloundra and the Maroochydore Library at 44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore.

What are the building height changes?

The proposed amendment to the development scheme seeks to increase the number of residences within the PDA from 2000 to 4000 dwellings.

In order to accommodate the additional residences, specific building height provisions are proposed.

The proposed heights are not “fluid”. They are to be in accordance with the proposed maximum building height map in the development scheme.

The following amendments to specific building height provisions are proposed:

  • increase the maximum height in metres for the buildings that are currently 8, 15, 20 and 25 storeys
  • increase the maximum building height from 8 storeys to 15 storeys for part of precincts 5 and 6 as these precincts are intended to accommodate the majority of the additional residential dwellings
  • increase the corresponding plot ratios
  • amend the definition of building height to exclude load bearing antenna, aerial, chimney, lift or machinery rooms, flagpole, signage, telecommunications facilities or the like, and
  • amend the definition of building height to allow for roof top bars and restaurants.

Building height comparison table

Storeys (Max)
Existing Height (m) (including roof top plant, equipment and Prescribed roof top uses)
Proposed Height (m) (excluding roof top plant, equipment and Prescribed roof top uses)
8 (a)
25
33
15 (a)
50
60
20 (b)
66
80
25 (c)
83.5
100
Iconic building (d)
Max. height to be determined by operational airspace requirements for the Sunshine Coast Airport
No change


For those sites where buildings 8 storeys and above are allowed, the overall number of storeys has not changed. However the overall height in metres has been increased. This will allow higher floor to ceiling building heights to allow for flexibility in building design. It is proposed that 8 storey buildings can go to 33 metres (previously 25 metres) and 15 storey buildings can go to 60 metres (previously 50 metres). Refer to (a) above.

There are four landmark buildings in this development (designated as stars on the Information Sheet – Building Height). Three are at 20 storeys (refer to (b) above) where it is proposed to increase the height from 66 metres to 80 metres and one is at 25 storeys (refer to (c) above) which is proposed to increase from 83.5 metres to100 metres. The number of landmark buildings remains the same.

There is also one iconic building (designated with a red asterisk on the Information Sheet – Building Height). Refer to (d) above. This has always been a feature of the Development Scheme since it was first adopted in 2014.

For part of two precincts (Precincts 5 and 6) the number of storeys has increased from 8 storeys to 15 storeys. These precincts are intended to accommodate the majority of the additional apartments.

Buildings which are of 2 and 6 storeys remain unchanged in terms of height in metres.

View the Information Sheet-Building Height.

Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council about the proposed development scheme amendment.

Submissions are to:

  1. be in writing and state the name and address of each person making the submission;
  2. state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of those grounds;
  3. be received by Council no later than 4.30pm on Monday 14 January 2019.

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Urban Growth Management Branch on (07) 5420 8003 or email urbangrowthprojects@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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