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At its meeting of 16 May 2024, Noosa Council resolved to propose amendments to Noosa Plan 2020, and release the proposed amendments for the purpose of community consultation.

Noosa Plan 2020 – Amendment No. 2 is a major amendment which seeks to support housing supply, housing choice, housing diversity and housing affordability by:

•Expanding housing choice by requiring and incentivising smaller dwellings, accessible dwellings, affordable dwellings and dwellings specifically built for permanent rental.

•Creating feasible pathways for the development of additional social or affordable housing.

•Prioritising permanent residents within the Medium and High Density Residential zones and key centre zones by preventing further short-term accommodation.

•Ensuring any visitor accommodation in Rural and Rural Residential zones is in conjunction with the permanent resident's dwelling and not replacing it.

•Rezoning certain land to increase opportunities for smaller dwellings and key worker accommodation.

•Reviewing the Tourist Accommodation Zone to both rezone some areas for permanent residents and neighbourhoods and a broader range of local business uses, as well as including certain existing resorts in the Tourist Accommodation zone.

•Setting clearer expectations for the future development of the Noosa Business Centre so that it functions as an integrated village providing a diversity of housing and employment.

•Establishing clear guidelines for the development of the Innovation Zone.

•Facilitating an integrated health and wellbeing precinct within the Noosa District Sports Complex and

•Generally improving the operation of the planning scheme.

The proposed amendments implement the key recommendations of both the Noosa Housing Strategy 2022 and Short-term Accommodation Monitoring Report 2022.

The proposed amendments to Noosa Plan 2020 are available in an electronic format, along with a range of supportive explanatory material. To view, visit Electronic copies of the proposed amendments to Noosa Plan 2020 are available for inspection at Noosa Council’s office 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin or at the Council libraries at Noosaville and Cooroy. Council will be advising of specific dates and venues where you can view the proposed amendments and talk to a planner.

You can make a submission regarding any aspect of the proposed amendment between Friday 31 May and Sunday 14 July 2024. A properly made submission must: -

-be made in writing to Noosa Plan 2020, PO Box 141 Tewantin Qld 4565; or

-via email to; or

-electronically using Council's online form via; and

-include the name and address of each person who is making the submission; and

-be received by Council before the closing date for submissions.

For more information on the amendment, call (07) 5329 ... and ask to speak with a strategic planner, or send an enquiry via email to Requests to purchase an electronic copy of the proposed amendments can be directed to

Larry Sengstock

Chief Executive Officer (Acting)

Noosa Council.

Noosa Heads 4567