Key details

The Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) will create a new central business district for the Sunshine coast, support economic development and build much needed infrastructure.

The development includes commercial, retail and high and medium density residential development, new road transport, public open space, community facilities and infrastructure.

It covers 60 hectares and is located in central Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD.

The PDA covers council owned landholdings including the former site of the Horton Park Golf Club and private land on Dalton Drive.

The PDA was declared on 19 July 2013 at the request of the Sunshine Coast Council.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA. 

Download the Maroochydore City Centre PDA development scheme (PDF icon 3.44 MB)

The Maroochydore City Centre PDA development scheme commenced on 11 July 2014 and was amended in April 2016.

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Sunshine Coast Regional Council has proposed amendment no. 2 to the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area PDA Development Scheme to ensure it continues to provide development in line with the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017.

The proposed amendment was publicly notified from 23 November 2018 to 14 January 2019 (inclusive).

Visit the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for details on the proposed amendment no.2 (PDF icon 7.36 MB)

Development assessment

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.

Infrastructure

Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council has finalised an Infrastructure Agreement with the Minister for Economic Development Queensland and the State of Queensland (represented by the Department of Transport and Main Roads) and an Infrastructure Agreement with the Minister for Economic Development Queensland and Unitywater for the Council owned land within the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area.

The Maroochydore City Centre Infrastructure Agreement 2017  and the Maroochydore City Centre Water Infrastructure Agreement were executed on behalf of the Minister Economic Development Queensland on 26 May 2017 and are now effective. The commencement date of the agreements is 26 May 2017.

Development project

Maroochydore City

Maroochydore City Centre PDA boundary map