Climbers on eastern side of Mount Beerwah plinth, ca 1932.
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Heritage planning

Proposed changes to local heritage places and character areas

The public submissions period for the proposed amendment has now closed.

Council is proposing an amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 and Planning Scheme Policies, relating to Historic Cultural Heritage (including local heritage places and character areas). 

Details of the proposed amendment (including a range of information sheets that provide an overview of the proposals) are published on Council’s Have Your Say Historic Cultural Heritage page. The public submissions period for the proposed amendment closes on Monday 16 September 2019 at 4.30pm.

 The following council planning documents relate to cultural heritage:

Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015-2020

The Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015-2020 provides council with a framework to guide the identification, protection, conservation and management of the region’s heritage. The Plan will ensure that council effectively manages and conserves the region’s heritage assets.

Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014

The Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 refers to cultural heritage in Schedule 6.

Sunshine Coast Council Corporate Plan 2014-2019

The Sunshine Coast Council Corporate Plan 2014-2019 [3613KB] refers to cultural heritage in various sections.

Art and Heritage Collections Policy

The Art and Heritage Collections Policy outlines the framework and principles that guide the development, management, accessibility and appreciation of council’s art and heritage collections - including Art, Public Art and Cultural Heritage Collections – while ensuring the long-term safety, relevance and sustainability of art and cultural collections in council’s care.

Heritage Policy

The Heritage Policy outlines cultural heritage and administrative principles that provide direction for allocation of the Heritage Levy (HL) revenue towards endorsed projects and programs in an effective, open and accountable way.