Planning for our region
Proposed vision and regional planning directions
The diversity and uniqueness of our communities is one of the reasons our region is so special.
To continue to support and strengthen our ‘community of communities’, local plan areas (LPAs) are proposed to be part of the new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast. This will help customise planning for local areas to make sure the new planning scheme is not one-size-fits all.
Eighteen (18) new LPAs are proposed in the new planning scheme. The proposed LPAs cover the whole of the Sunshine Coast, inclusive of rural areas and non-urban areas, and allow for towns and villages to be considered in their broader setting and context. This is different to the current planning scheme, which mainly includes local plans for urban areas and rural township areas only.
Based on feedback about what the community has already told us they value, council has drafted proposed local planning directions for each of the 18 proposed LPAs.
Council is seeking your feedback on the proposed planning directions and boundaries for each of the proposed LPAs.
Click on the below map to find out more about your local area and to provide feedback on the proposed local planning directions. Unsure where your local area is on the below map? You can search for a location or address in the Local plan area boundaries tab.
There are some issues and challenges that are common to all LPAs including:
Other common directions, which are more specifically related to certain land uses and which are intended to be addressed in the new planning scheme, include:
To view the proposed vision and local planning directions for your area and to provide feedback, click on the above map or list of LPAs.
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