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Preliminary consultation closed

Sunshine Coast Council is in the early stages of preparing a new planning scheme. Our new planning scheme will guide future land use and development and will also seek to protect the things we love about our region.

During February and March 2022, Council sought feedback on a proposed vision for what the Sunshine Coast could look like in 2041, as well as proposed regional and local planning directions for the new planning scheme. The consultation period finished on 31 March 2022. Feedback received will help council protect what is important in our region and local areas as we take the next exciting step in the planning for the Sunshine Coast in 2041. Importantly, feedback received will help inform drafting of the new planning scheme.

Council has also identified "hot planning topics" or issues for consideration in the drafting of the new planning scheme.

Council sought feedback on:



Project Overview

Council is in the early stages of preparing a new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast and would like you to have your say.

A planning scheme is a legal document that helps to manage growth and change and sets out what sort of new development can be expected in local areas. A new planning scheme will set the vision for the Sunshine Coast in 2041 and guide the way we grow and develop as a region.

Need more detail?

To help inform the development of the new planning scheme, council has prepared the Sunshine Coast Land Use Planning Proposal 2041, which includes:
Part 1 - Proposed Vision and Regional Planning Directions
PDF (14.66 MB)
Part 2 - Proposed Local Planning Directions
PDF (18.81 MB)

Understand what a planning scheme is and does, and how it may affect you – visit our New Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme Project page

Next steps

This initial phase of consultation for the new planning scheme finished on 31 March 2022.

Feedback received during the preliminary consultation period is currently being considered by council. The outcomes of the preliminary consultation will be released in due course, and will help inform the drafting of the new planning scheme.

The new planning scheme will be developed over the next three years. As we progress through the plan making process, there will be other opportunities for you to have your say. Formal community consultation on the draft content of the new planning scheme is likely to occur in 2023.