Sunshine Coast Council has refused the development application for SW Yandina (RAL/20/0072). The applicant failed to comply with a request to modify the plan in order to meet Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 requirements.
There are many reasons for refusal given in the Sunshine Coast Council’s Notice about Decision – Statement of Reasons (2021). Eg:
- The plan did not reflect traditional rural town residential qualities such as large lots, open streetscapes and mature street trees nor did it provide for larger than average lot sizes which appropriately transition to adjacent properties on Wappa Falls Road and Bracken Fern Road.
- Road A (which will carry traffic from Creightons Road and the estate) has not been designed to operate in a safe and efficient manner.
- The drainage line in the SW corner has not been protected.
- No vegetated buffer has been provided between the industrial land to the east and the housing estate.
Council’s Notice about Decision – Statement of Reasons (2021, page 5) also states that “The proposed development departs from the assessment benchmarks for natural hazards, risk and resilience and the assessment benchmarks for water quality of the State Planning Policy 2017.”
The applicant can appeal the decision in the Planning and Environment Court.