Palmview Position Paper Information Sessions

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  • Location: Various locations, Sippy Downs 4556 Queensland

New community planned for Palmview- a major greenfield site

A world class, ecologically sustainable, transit oriented community accommodating about 17,000 people in up to 8000 dwellings on a 971 hectare site, integrated with and complementing the Sippy Downs/Chancellor Park community, is Council's vision for Palmview in a Position Paper to be released tomorrow (11th February) for public comment.

Palmview is the first major Greenfield site to be considered for development by council and the position paper describes how it will be shaped in accordance with council's commitment to its vision of being the most sustainable region in Australia

Last year, the State Government, as part of its Queensland Housing Affordability Strategy, identified Palmview as one of the Greenfield areas capable of being fast tracked for development, requiring council to ensure the site be "developer ready" by June 2009.

Statutory and Regional Planning Portfolio Councillor, Russell Green, said that this was a huge change from the previous Caloundra Local Growth Management Strategy timeline which identified the area be developed after 2018.

"However, while this development had been fast-tracked, Council is determined to achieve the best possible planning outcomes for the area in line with Council's vision for the Sunshine Coast to be "Australia's most sustainable region," Cr Green said.

"This is really our chance to make sure we get it right -- to make sure that the impacts of development are so minimal that the area becomes a benchmark for world class sustainable development and living.

"The position paper not only earmarks 66 per cent of the 971 hectare site -- or about 650 hectares -- for ecological protection. It also incorporates an integrated water cycle management scheme that will achieve an 80 per cent reduction in potable water use and will ensure building design is not only energy efficient but also that the development achieves a zero rate of carbon emissions by 2020.

"Our aim is to also ensure that development of the site will be strongly linked to the timely provision of a range of infrastructure to support the community, including a dedicated, high quality integrated public transport system.

"The plan also provides for a wide vegetated buffer to the Bruce Highway along the length of the site to protect the character and identity of the Sunshine Coast.

"Palmview will really be a test case for us in terms of our commitment to our vision of a sustainable future for this region."

Other outcomes for Palmview identified in the Position Paper include:

A vibrant, mixed use town centre providing a focus for the community and convenient access to a range of shopping, local employment and services and unique well designed civic spaces and facilities
A range of affordable housing choices to meet all life stages
A high quality built environment delivering no less than six star energy efficiency
Excellence in ecological design practice in all aspects of development and fully integrated water cycle management and
High quality telecommunication systems.

"While this is only the first step in this development process, it is vital for the community and stakeholders to get involved and have their say now," Cr Green said.

More detailed planning provisions will be prepared as part of the Structure Plan and Planning Scheme Amendments for Palmview. Drafts of these documents are intended to be completed by late June 2009, after which the formal consultation process will commence, providing further opportunities for the community to provide input.

To find out more about the plans for Palmview or to view the Position Paper visit, drop into a council library or a customer service centre near you.

Our experienced Planning Staff will be available to record your comments, suggestions, ideas and/or to discuss the Palmview Position Paper at:

Friday 13 February - 10am -- noon
Chancellor Village Boulevard (park area between Chancellor Park Marketplace and Tavern), Sippy Downs

Saturday 14 February - 9am -- 11am
Chancellor Park Marketplace, Sippy Downs Drive (cnr University Way), Sippy Downs

Tuesday 17 February - 12pm -- 2pm
Chancellor Park Marketplace, Sippy Downs Drive (cnr University Way), Sippy Downs

Thursday 19 February - 5pm -- 7pm
Chancellor Park Marketplace, Sippy Downs Drive (cnr University Way), Sippy Downs

If you prefer, you can download a feedback form from our website, or provide your comments by email , telephone 5420 8200 or you can write to:

Palmview Project Team
Regional Strategy Unit
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
PO Box 117
Caloundra 4551

Comments and suggestions will be accepted until close of business on Wednesday March 2009.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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