CARA – Caring for Cooroy and District
Where to for the Cooroy Butter Factory?
Over the next few months Noosa Council wants to explore a range of options for the Butter Factory’s future so they can develop a new direction that meets hinterland needs, is actively supported by the community and is more viable. Council has called on the public for input HERE.
The first major proposal by Bruce Cresswell and Jeanette Alfredson seeks to continue the interest and passion of current users in the future of Cooroy Butter Factory. A component of the solution is to build an Interpretation Centre that will attract tourism to the hinterland as well as the greater Noosa Shire by building on Noosa’s reputation as a tourist destination. You can read their proposal HERE and download the detailed version HERE.
Application lodged for Myall Street Highway Service Centre
This proposal seeks a major change in the local planning scheme (currently it is zoned rural) to develop land that runs from the corner of Myall Street and Ferrells Road, along the southern side of Myall Street (opposite the golf course) to the new Bruce Highway roadworks. The application, posted on the Noosa Council website HERE, is for a mixed use development comprised of tourist accommodation (including site manager, amenities building, 10 cabins and 27 van parks), a combined 24-7 service station and fast food outlet, including drive-through, a retail food store, self-storage units, and a four-bay manual carwash.
As part of the application, a detailed town planning report has been commissioned by the developer and is available as a PDF download HERE. Architectural drawing and sites plans can be downloaded HERE. Stage One of the proposal includes the service station, food shop, take-away outlet, and the tourist park. Stage Two is the carwash, and Stage Three is the self-storage sheds.
Part of Noosa Council’s assessment of this application will be to determine whether Cooroy would benefit from having more service stations, fast food outlets, and grocery shops, and whether the proposed tourist park, car wash and self-storage operations are best sited here. The community will have a chance to comment on the application and CARA plans to invite the developer to address a General Meeting about the proposal and answer questions from residents and others interested.
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