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Bars, restaurants and gardens could be popping up on rooftops at some of our key coastal tourism precincts following council’s decision to proceed with an amendment to the planning scheme for rooftop uses.

Tourism, Events and Sport portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray welcomed the move as an opportunity to enhance the region’s tourism offering.

“This amendment provides further support to some of the region’s key tourism precincts and makes a clear statement that we’re open to these options in future,” Cr O’Pray said.

“This is a trend that has spread through bigger cities and urban surroundings such as Sydney and Melbourne, where it’s been highly successful.

“We’re starting to see it in Brisbane, and these amendments allow residents and visitors to take advantage of the great weather and stunning views the Sunshine Coast is renowned for.

“Who wouldn’t want to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal from a rooftop overlooking Mooloolaba Beach? I think that would be a fantastic asset to our region.

“Alfresco dining has been around for more than 20 years. This is the next great food and dining experience.

The small additional building height allowance provided under these provisions will only apply to a limited number of areas in Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Coolum.

“I’d love to see more of these rooftop gardens come to the Sunshine Coast.  They provide additional green spaces which also provide a much better view from surrounding buildings,” Cr O’Pray said.

“This isn’t about making drastic changes.

“It will only be permitted within our already identified tourism precincts which have particular design requirements. Our planning assessment processes will ensure they are in the appropriate locations.

“This is about prompting potential developers to consider these options in future applications because we think that’s something the community and visitors will really embrace.

“And I can see people taking photos of food with the view of the Sunshine Coast in the background and posting it on social media.

“You can’t get a better advertisement for the Sunshine Coast than that.”

 
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