Community feedback invited for Caloundra South UDA proposals

THE Queensland Government's Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) last week released the Caloundra South Urban Development Area Proposed Development Scheme and called on the public to provide feedback.

It is anticipated that the Caloundra South development will house up to 50,000 residents with a variety of different housing styles and accommodate up to 15,000 jobs in new neighbourhoods, mixed use centres and industrial areas.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas urged people to share their views on the proposal with the ULDA, with the public notification period ending on 20 May 2011.

ULDA CEO Paul Eagles said the ULDA has already held discussions with the council and various community groups during the planning process and the organisation was keen to meet with more of the local community during the public notification phase and discussing the proposals with them.

"The ULDA is conscious of the value of this area to the region and its vision for the site is to create an ecological and sustainable development that will protect the significant environmental features of the area including Pumicestone Passage, Bells Creek and Lamerough Creek," he said.

Mr Eagles said the Scheme would impose stringent water treatment measures, with the developer required to demonstrate compliance with Water Quality Objectives and prepare a Water Quality Monitoring Program.

The Caloundra South Urban Development Area (UDA) was declared on 22 October 2010 and covers 2,360 hectares. It is located south of the existing Caloundra urban area, the Caloundra Aerodrome and the Sunshine Coast Regional Business and Industry Park.

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