Noosa on Weyba now open for comment




Noosa on Weyba development proposal now available for public submissions- MCU12/0208

Please  be advised that the development application known as Noosa on Weyba is currently publicly notified and available for submissions until December 10th.

Visit Friends of Lake Weyba  for more information and a guide for making your important submission. View the application via the Sunshine Coast Council link or a condensed version with summaries & background by Paul Summers Planning Strategies here.

As you may know, this large scale development will straddle the boundaries of the new Noosa and Sunshine Coast Councils. Recently the Queensland State Government made changes to the Local Government Act that allow for a concurrence agency role for whichever council is not the assessment manager. This will most likely end up being Noosa, and the concurrence agency will be for the area that is within the new Noosa Shire. That means that the new Noosa Council will have a right to assess and determine that part of the development. Such a decision by Noosa will obviously have ramifications for the decision by the Sunshine Coast Council, particularly as road access and services are on the Noosa side of the shire boundary.

This is the time for you to have your say on this development. Properly made submissions must

  • be made to the assessment manager
  • be in writing
  • be signed by each person who made the submission unless the submission is made electronically
  • state the name and residential or business address of each person who made the submission
  • state what aspects of the plan or proposed development you support or oppose and why
  • be received by council during the formal public notification period.

Lake Weyba and its stunning surrounds are rich in biodiversity and provides an important koala corridor. This development application is outside the planning schemes and urban footprint boundary. The scale & density is completely out of keeping with the need to protect the natural and amenity values of this ecological significant area.  Please take the time to have YOUR SAY