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Urangan South Local Area Plan Urangan South Local Area Plan

Help influence this project! Please register your attendance for the Community Engagement Forum No.1 and/or register for email updates. Details provided below under the “Have you say” tab.

The commencement of  The Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (commenced 28 January, 2014)  introduced changes to land use zones within the Urangan South locality. The land uses zones have generally allowed for smaller lot sizes which have led to a large number of infill subdivisions. 

To ensure a sustainable settlement pattern that is supported by appropriate urban infrastructure services Council has engaged an external consultant to prepare a Local Area Plan for the locality. 

The Local Area Plan aims to guide the preferred type, form, sequencing and character of future development in the plan area. The plan will integrate the following considerations: 

  • Community (eg. values, feedback)  
  • Environment (eg. flooding, natural features, vegetation) 
  • Infrastructure (eg. sewer, water, roads) 
  • Land use (eg. zoning, existing uses)
  • Local context and character (eg. streetscape, housing types)

Project area

The extent of the Urangan South locality is bound by Boundary Road to the north, Hughes Road to the west, the property boundaries adjoining the Hervey Bay airport to the south and Walkers Road to the east.

The total area of the defined Urangan South locality is 137.3 hectares including internal roads and drainage corridors. There is a mix of sewered and unsewered lots, ranging in size from approximately 800m2 to 3.6 hectares.

Zoning differences between the Hervey Bay Planning Scheme 2006 and the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014

Zoning under the Hervey Bay Planning Scheme 2006

Previously, under the Hervey Bay Planning Scheme 2006 the zoning within the locality generally restricted any further subdivision of lots. 

  • The majority of the locality formed part of the Emerging Community Zone
  • The balance of lots being located in either Park Residential Zone or Rural Residential Zone; and 
  • A single lot in the Special Purposes 2 (Government Purposes) Zone as shown on the superseded zone map below. 

The minimum lot sizes for new lots were:

  • Emerging Communities – 50ha
  • Park Residential – 2000m2
  • Rural Residential – 2ha 

Current zoning under the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014

Under the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014:

  • The majority of the locality is within the Low Density Residential Zone which generally allows for smaller lots (between 500m2 if sewered and 2000m2 if not sewered). Approximately 250 lots have been approved in the area to date since 2014. 
  • There are a number of lots that are zoned Limited Development (Constrained Land) Zone which restricts most development due to either the Public Safety Area of the Hervey Bay Airport or the Pugul Waste Water Treatment Plant Odour Buffer. 
  • There is a couple of very narrow drainage corridors located within the locality that are located within the Open Space Zone. There is one lot in the Community Facilities Zone (CF2). 

Project timeframes

An external consultant has been engaged to assist Council with the development of the Local Area Plan.

Once the plan is endorsed by Council, amendments to the Fraser Coast Scheme 2014 will be undertaken with a timeframe of 6-18 months.  Please note that until amendments to the planning scheme are adopted, the current planning scheme provisions will continue to apply. 

Stage Summary of key tasks Estimated timeframes
Stage 1 - Commencement and scoping
  • Project commencement 
  • Confirmation of project approach and method
End June 2018

Stage 2 - Development Area Context Analysis

  • Undertake a technical review of planning and engineering matters
  • Community engagement forum No.1
  • Compile outputs of analysis and information review
End October 2018
Stage 3 - Draft structure plan design and structure plan report preparation
  • Prepare draft land use structure plan
  • Prepare draft water and sewerage report

Note - The structure plan is a large document which provides the required background information for the project. This informs the Local Area Plan in Stage 6 which condenses the background information into clear policies that can be used by the community.  

End November 2018
Stage 4 - Consultation
  • Release of draft land use structure plan for community engagement forum  No.2
  • Consideration of public submissions
End December 2018

Stage 5 - Final Structure Plan

  • Incorporate community feedback into structure plan.
  • Finalise land use structure plan and lot layout
  • Finalise infrastructure requirements and calculations
End January 2018
Stage 6 - Local Area Plan
  • Preparation of Local Area Plan
End February or March 2018

 

What is a Local Area Plan?

A Local Area Plan is a planning document which identifies the preferred types of development for an area and where they should be located. It is developed from a structure plan which is a large document that provides background information on the area. The Local Area Plan condenses the background information into clear policies that can be used by the community.  

Local Area Plans are developed to provide focused planning guidance for local areas to achieve the following:

  • a shared vision for the local area;
  • address key local planning issues;
  • establishment of an integrated approach to local planning; and
  • a sensible management of future development outcomes.

Examples of existing Local Area Plans on the Fraser Coast can be found by clicking here

Have your say

Council welcomes your suggestions and engagement with this project. 

A survey was open to all members of the community to respond to, with the survey closing on 24 August 2018. A summary of the survey results are available here:

Summary of survey results
 

Community engagement forums

Details of community engagement activities are provided in the table below. 

Type of engagement Date/Time/Location

Community engagement forum No.1

  • a brief overview of the project
  • summary of site constraints
  • summary of key opportunities
  • summary of alternative flooding/drainage scenarios
  • community questions and comments 

 

19 September, 2018
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Urangan Community Centre, Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Street, Urangan (shows as Hervey Bay Bible Church on google maps)

Community engagement forum No.2

  • Community to provide feedback on draft Local Area Plan design
December, 2018

 

To register your attendance or for enquiries email planning.scheme@frasercoast.qld.gov.au  or phone 1300 79 49 29.

 

Contact us Contact us

For enquiries and suggestions regarding the project please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit via email planning.scheme@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 79 49 29.