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August 27, 2015 by  
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Highway Service Centre Application Rejected 30 July 2015

Councillors voted to accept the planner’s report on the 125 Myall St, Cooroy for the following reasons:

Servo2airplan1. The development raises significant conflicts with The Noosa Plan and its land use intent for the rural zone and water supply catchment area.
2. The development represents a substantial expansion of Cooroy’s commercial precincts that will further disperse and fragment its business centre, which is undesirable.
3. The development will compound existing traffic problems at the Myall Street & Elm Street intersection, which is undesirable.
4. The applicant has not demonstrated sufficient grounds exist to overcome the development’s conflicts with The Noosa Plan, with only low to moderate overall need apparent for the development.

The Noosa News reported on this decision HERE.

Highway Service Centre Update 16 July 2015

Staff and councillors have had an inspection of the the proposed site and the developer has agreed to move the site works away from the riparian zone. Ather elements to remain the same. There has been a request for an extension to 9 August to allow for further discussion.

Council planners’ report on Highway Service Centre released

At its Ordinary meeting 7 May, Noosa councillors voted to defer a decision on the application for 60 days (to 11 July) to allow for further discussion between the applicant and council about the application.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT REPORT
Council planning staff have recommended refusal of the application. The full report can be found on page 8 of the agenda for the 28 April Planning and Organisation Committee meeting HERE.

The matter will come before the full Council Ordinary Meeting 7 May for debate and/or a decision.

Reasons for refusal:

  1. The development raises significant conflicts with The Noosa Plan and its land use intent for the rural zone and water supply catchment area.
  2. The development conflicts with the Southeast Queensland Regional Plan policy for drinking water catchment protection because it proposes expanded urban development with Noosa’s water supply catchment area.
  3. The development represents a substantial expansion of Cooroy’s commercial precincts that will further disperse and fragment its business centre, which is undesirable.
  4. The development will compound existing traffic problems at the Myall Street & Elm Street intersection, which is undesirable.
  5. The development is partly proposed within a mapped riparian buffer area on the site, with insufficient basis provided to justify a reduced buffer.
  6. The applicant has not demonstrated sufficient grounds exist to overcome the development’s conflicts with The Noosa Plan, with only low to moderate overall need apparent for the development.

Cooroy Highway Service Centre

Council has received responses from the applicant to their requests for further information. The revised plans are HERE. A revised economic impact assessment report is posted HERE. and the new traffic report, which includes an analysis of the Elm Street railway bridge intersection, can be found HERE.

Current submissions are posted on the council website HERE.

Cooroy Highway Service Centre meeting report

Meeting moderator Allan Bonsall relays community questions.

Moderator Allan Bonsall relays community questions.

Over 100 residents listened with interest as Peter Zipf and his planning team described their proposal for a highway service centre and tourist park at the southern entrance to Cooroy during a town meeting in the Cooroy Memorial Hall on the evening of 10 December. The appropriate Council planner also attended as did Councillors Wellington and Bolton.

As a precursor to the public consultation phase of the application which begins in January, attendees raised a number of issues including concerns about the effects of storm water, traffic issues with the Elm Street railway bridge, noise abatement to nearby residences, effects on existing town businesses, and the need for such a complex at the proposed location.

As new material on the application comes to had, we will post the details on this site.

Myall Street Highway Service Centre Proposal

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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 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.

Servo2airplanRevised plan submitted
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 site plans can be downloaded HERE. NOTE: A revised site plan has recently been submitted which indicates a reduction in the scale of the development. You can view the new plan 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. An economic assessment of the effects on Cooroy’s current retail mix has been presented to Council as part of the application. You can view it HERE.

Assessment has commenced
Noosa Council’s has begun its assessment of this application and are looking at the economic impacts, traffic flows, acoustic issues with nearby residential areas, waste management, and whether the proposed tourist park, car wash and self-storage operations are best sited here. We have summarised the initial information request by Council HERE. Council planner Denis Wallace is happy to answer questions about the development on 5329 6239.

The community will have a chance to comment on the application and before this CARA is hosting a General Meeting about the proposal where the developer will answer questions from residents and others interested.

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