Blocks of predominately rural land on the Sunshine Coast are proposed to be developed for residential purposes.
Blocks of predominately rural land on the Sunshine Coast are proposed to be developed for residential purposes. Contributed

9 Coast blocks bound to become suburban neighbourhoods

NEW retirement homes, master-planned subdivisions and a rise in housing density are among Sunshine Coast Council's re-zoning aims for a series of rural properties.

Blocks at Palmview, Yandina, Mapleton, Montville, Maroochy River, Palmwoods, Beerwah and Glass House Mountains will be changed from their predominately rural zoning if the council's proposed planning scheme amendments are successful.

The council said in its proposal the re-zoning reflected changes to the Coast's urban footprint determined by the State Government in last year's South East Queensland Regional Plan.

It also said the changes would reflect desired future use of the land.

"The sites included in this amendment were part of a review process to determine which sites could be brought forward into an urban zoning without the need for more detailed land use and infrastructure investigations," the proposal read.

Changes to emerging community zoning, which broadly seeks to deliver affordable living opportunities, have been planned for blocks at Yandina, Maroochy River and Palmwoods.

Minimum lot sizes for such zones in Palmwoods are proposed to be set at 450sqm, with an average minimum of 650sqm within a development.

Potential for new retirement or aged care facilities has been recognised at a Flaxton Drive property in Mapleton and a section of a Western Ave property in Montville that adjoins Main St.

The report said the changes at Mapleton were consistent with representations made by the owners of the affected blocks.

It said the the Montville land owner had specified a desire to develop an aged care facility.

Meanwhile, at Yandina, Palmwoods and Maroochy River, master planning was proposed due to lot sizes and potential environmental impacts.

Here is a brief summary of each property:

 

Rural-zoned blocks in the Wappa Falls Road area of Yandina are proposed to change to a mix of residential and emerging community zoning.
Rural-zoned blocks in the Wappa Falls Road area of Yandina are proposed to change to a mix of residential and emerging community zoning. Contributed

Yandina

-A total area of about 35 hectares made up by 19 properties on Bracken Fern and Wappa Falls roads

-Recently included in the urban footprint

-Lots to change to low density residential or emerging community zoning

 

Rural zoning of a Glenview Road block at Palmview is proposed to be changed to allow residential development.
Rural zoning of a Glenview Road block at Palmview is proposed to be changed to allow residential development. Contributed

Palmview

- A total of two Glenview Road lots referenced on property website RP Data as being owned by the same person

-Proposed to change from rural to rural residential zoning

 

Properties in a section of rural-zoned land in Flaxton Drive and Ringwood Lane at Mapleton are proposed to be changed for residential and retirement facility purposes.
Properties in a section of rural-zoned land in Flaxton Drive and Ringwood Lane at Mapleton are proposed to be changed for residential and retirement facility purposes. Contributed

Mapleton

- Comprised of seven lots ranging in size from 698sqm to 37,200sqm

-Recently included in urban footprint

- Two of those lots, registered on property site RP Data as being owned by the same people, are proposed to be re-zoned to allow a retirement or aged care facility

 

A section of a Kirra Road property at Maroochy River is proposed to be changed to emerging community zoning.
A section of a Kirra Road property at Maroochy River is proposed to be changed to emerging community zoning. Contributed

Maroochy River

- A section of the rural residential-zoned Kirra Rd property is included in the urban footprint

- That section is proposed to be included in emerging community zone

 

A small section of a Western Avenue block in Montville is proposed to be re-zoned to allow a retirement facility.
A small section of a Western Avenue block in Montville is proposed to be re-zoned to allow a retirement facility. Contributed

Montville

- A north-eastern section of the block has been included in the urban footprint

- That section is proposed to be zoned so it can accommodate an aged care facility

- The rest of the land is proposed to remain rural zoning

 

11 rural-zoned blocks in the Landershute Road area of Palmwoods are proposed to be changed to emerging community zoning.
11 rural-zoned blocks in the Landershute Road area of Palmwoods are proposed to be changed to emerging community zoning. Contributed

Palmwoods

- Some of the blocks on the south-western fringe of the town were used for small-scale grazing

- Currently zoned rural, it is proposed to be changed to emerging community zone able to be cut down to minimum lot sizes of 450sqm.

 

Blocks of rural zoned land on Newells Road at Beerwah are proposed to be changed for increased residential use.
Blocks of rural zoned land on Newells Road at Beerwah are proposed to be changed for increased residential use. Contributed

Beerwah

- Part of the land, located on the northern fringe of the town, has been included in the urban footprint

- The majority of it is proposed to become low density residential

- Minimum lot sizes are proposed to be 600sqm, with a minimum average size of 800sqm

 

Blocks beside Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah are proposed to be re-zoned from rural to residential.
Blocks beside Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah are proposed to be re-zoned from rural to residential. Contributed

Beerwah

- Made up of three lots covering an area about 15.5 hectares, the land is currently zoned rural.

- Recently included in the urban footprint

- Proposed to be changed to low-density residential

 

Nine rural-zoned blocks in the Sahara Road area of Glass House Mountains are proposed to be changed for residential purposes
Nine rural-zoned blocks in the Sahara Road area of Glass House Mountains are proposed to be changed for residential purposes Contributed

Glass House Mountains

- Comprised of nine lots over about 29.5 hectares, the land at the northern end of the town is currently zoned rural

- It has recently been included in the urban footprint

- The majority of it is proposed to become low density residential

Meanwhile, members of the public can have their say on the proposed changes until July 6.

Further details of the changes are available at the council's Nambour, Caloundra and Maroochydore offices or on its website.