Draft Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Part A – Values and Design Principles

Council is developing a design strategy for the Sunshine Coast Council area to inspire and encourage good design of new communities, buildings, streets and spaces.

Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, serving a diverse community of more than 320,000 residents. The Sunshine Coast includes many natural features and buildings that reflect the outstanding attributes of this region. Like our community, Council values these elements and is seeking to ensure they are embraced within the proposed Sunshine Coast Design Strategy.

The Design Strategy will be a resource for anyone influencing design on the Sunshine Coast. This includes: design professionals, planners, developers, home owners, renovators and buyers, builders, certifiers and Council.

The strategy will encourage good design and development of new communities, buildings, streets and spaces that reflect and respect what we love about the Sunshine Coast.

Past community and stakeholder engagement and development of the draft Design Strategy Part A - Values and Design Principles.

Phase 01

From June 2018 - February 2019, design professionals, planners, developers, professional bodies, community groups, the wider community and Council, all took part in engagement activities for the development of the draft Sunshine Coast Design Strategy’s values and design principles.

A 5 minute video was created to describe how the Values and Design Principles were informed by the first phase of community and stakeholder engagement.

The activities produced 4 key values:

  1. We love our climate
  2. We are embedded in and framed by the natural environment
  3. We treasure our ocean and waterways
  4. We are a community of communities

To help protect and promote the values, a set of 9 design principles have been developed. In addition, there are a series of priority actions to help illustrate designing with these principles in mind.

The design principles are:

  1. Work with the local climate
  2. Create places that respect and incorporate landscape
  3. Bring our culture, arts and heritage to life
  4. Capture and frame natural views and create vistas
  5. Strengthen and extend a network of environmental and green corridors linking places
  6. Be inspired by local and natural materials
  7. Make shady streets that put people first
  8. Create inclusive places that can be enjoyed by everyone
  9. Ensure places are resilient and ready for change

You can watch the video to help explain the Values and Design Principles. It runs for 13 minutes.

Watch it in parts:

Phase 02

From 15 July – 15 August 2019, Council asked the community to provide feedback on the draft Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Part A: Values and Design Principles by filling out a survey.

Council held Pop Up events to help explain the draft Values and Design Principles across the Sunshine Coast Council Area including:

  • Sunshine Plaza
  • Beerwah Marketplace
  • Maleny Market
  • Nambour Plaza
  • Caloundra Market
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning Game
  • 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore
  • Cnr Currie and Bury Streets, Eddie De Vere Building forecourt. Nambour
  • 1 Omarah Avenue forecourt, Caloundra

Where to from here

Feedback from this final phase of community and stakeholder engagement will help to finalise the Design Strategy Part A.

The finalised Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Part A is scheduled to be presented to council for adoption in November 2019.

The Design Strategy - Part B Guidelines, will be developed following adoption of Part A.

Further information

Please visit our project webpage for further information.

Contact

For more information, contact Council's Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Team via email SunshineCoastDesignStrategy@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Council is developing a design strategy for the Sunshine Coast Council area to inspire and encourage good design of new communities, buildings, streets and spaces.

Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, serving a diverse community of more than 320,000 residents. The Sunshine Coast includes many natural features and buildings that reflect the outstanding attributes of this region. Like our community, Council values these elements and is seeking to ensure they are embraced within the proposed Sunshine Coast Design Strategy.

The Design Strategy will be a resource for anyone influencing design on the Sunshine Coast. This includes: design professionals, planners, developers, home owners, renovators and buyers, builders, certifiers and Council.

The strategy will encourage good design and development of new communities, buildings, streets and spaces that reflect and respect what we love about the Sunshine Coast.

Past community and stakeholder engagement and development of the draft Design Strategy Part A - Values and Design Principles.

Phase 01

From June 2018 - February 2019, design professionals, planners, developers, professional bodies, community groups, the wider community and Council, all took part in engagement activities for the development of the draft Sunshine Coast Design Strategy’s values and design principles.

A 5 minute video was created to describe how the Values and Design Principles were informed by the first phase of community and stakeholder engagement.

The activities produced 4 key values:

  1. We love our climate
  2. We are embedded in and framed by the natural environment
  3. We treasure our ocean and waterways
  4. We are a community of communities

To help protect and promote the values, a set of 9 design principles have been developed. In addition, there are a series of priority actions to help illustrate designing with these principles in mind.

The design principles are:

  1. Work with the local climate
  2. Create places that respect and incorporate landscape
  3. Bring our culture, arts and heritage to life
  4. Capture and frame natural views and create vistas
  5. Strengthen and extend a network of environmental and green corridors linking places
  6. Be inspired by local and natural materials
  7. Make shady streets that put people first
  8. Create inclusive places that can be enjoyed by everyone
  9. Ensure places are resilient and ready for change

You can watch the video to help explain the Values and Design Principles. It runs for 13 minutes.

Watch it in parts:

Phase 02

From 15 July – 15 August 2019, Council asked the community to provide feedback on the draft Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Part A: Values and Design Principles by filling out a survey.

Council held Pop Up events to help explain the draft Values and Design Principles across the Sunshine Coast Council Area including:

  • Sunshine Plaza
  • Beerwah Marketplace
  • Maleny Market
  • Nambour Plaza
  • Caloundra Market
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning Game
  • 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore
  • Cnr Currie and Bury Streets, Eddie De Vere Building forecourt. Nambour
  • 1 Omarah Avenue forecourt, Caloundra

Where to from here

Feedback from this final phase of community and stakeholder engagement will help to finalise the Design Strategy Part A.

The finalised Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Part A is scheduled to be presented to council for adoption in November 2019.

The Design Strategy - Part B Guidelines, will be developed following adoption of Part A.

Further information

Please visit our project webpage for further information.

Contact

For more information, contact Council's Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Team via email SunshineCoastDesignStrategy@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au