After the Council amalgamation process of 2008, planning for the development became the responsibility of the newly formed Sunshine Coast Council. In October 2010 the State Government then seized planning control for the area, handing it to the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA), which is now known as Economic Development Queensland.
Before Stockland was able to commence development on the site it was required to receive Federal Approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act to ensure the development does not negatively impact on matters of national environmental significance. Stockland prepared a Public Environment Report (PER) detailing the expected impacts from the development and the proposed responses to avoid or minimise these impacts. To access this document, click here and search for 2011/5987 in the ‘Filter by Referral’ search bar. Stockland’s original report can be found on page 3.
The Caloundra South development was referred to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) Minister in June 2011. The action was approved by SEWPaC on 6 June 2013 with 19 conditions. Stockland's Aura master plan can be found here. Each year Stockland are required to report annually and publish on their compliance under their Federal environmental approval. The 2016/17 Caloundra South Annual Compliance Report can be accessed here.
You can view Stocklands environmental, water quality and Wallum Sedge Frog Management Plans on their resources page here.