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Council Adopts Changes to Special Entertainment Precincts

28 January 2020 | Source: Sunshine Coast Council


Notice is given that, on 15 January 2020, Sunshine Coast Regional Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) and Planning Scheme Policy (Amendment) No. 21 – Special Entertainment Precincts.

The purpose and general effect of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Qualified State Interest Amendment) and Planning Scheme Policy (Amendment) No. 21 is to:-

(a) designate part of Nambour’s activity centre as a special entertainment precinct under the Local Government Act 2009 , to facilitate/support the live music industry on the Sunshine Coast and remove the existing hospitality areas in Maroochydore, Nambour, Caloundra and Mooloolaba activity centres to reduce potential overlap and confusion;

(b) amend the tables of assessment, development codes, zone codes and relevant local plan provisions for the
Principal centre zone, Major centre zone, Tourism zone and parts of the District centre zone, Local centre zone and Tourist accommodation zone to:

i. Provide for “lower impact” entertainment uses (e.g. restaurants and small bars) across centre zones and
key tourist areas to encourage vibrancy and support the night time economy in higher order centres;

ii. Concentrate “higher impact” entertainment uses (e.g. night clubs and dedicated live music venues) in the
designated special entertainment precinct and the Ocean Street Food and Music Sub-Precinct;

iii. Provide for micro-breweries in the Principal centre zone, Major centre zone, Tourism zone, and (where
within the Mooloolaba/Alexandra Headland Local Plan Area) the District centre zone and Tourist
accommodation zone; 

iv. Amend the assessment benchmarks relating to noise criteria for venues, surrounding residential
development and key mixed use areas;

(c) amend the Planning scheme policy for the Nuisance code to include advice for achieving the outcomes specified in the Nuisance code, including requirements for noise impact assessments; and

(d) undertake all necessary consequential amendments to other parts of the planning scheme.

The amendment will commence on and from 28 January 2020.

From this date, a copy of the amendment will be available for inspection or purchase at Council’s Development Information Counter located at 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore or can be viewed and downloaded from Council’s website

For further enquiries in relation to the amendment, please contact Council on (07) 5475 7526 or alternatively mail to:

Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Locked Bag 72
Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560

or email:

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Michael Whittaker
Chief Executive Officer
Sunshine Coast Regional Council