Coast farm set to become 1190 new homes
A NEW stage of a major Coast development will turn farmland into more than 1100 new homes with space for a new state school and other community facilities.
The 149-hectare block adjoins the eastern edge of the Harmony development at Palmview.
It is owned by the McCafferty family and is being developed as a part of the Palmview Master Planned Area by national property developer Peet Limited.
The rest of the area includes Avid Property Group's Harmony development, a section of land owned by the Crosby family and the Sunshine Coast Council-owned Lower Maroochy River Environmental Reserve.
Palmview was designated in last year's South East Queensland Regional Plan as one of three major expansion areas on the Coast to accommodate population growth in the next 25 years.
An application lodged by development firm Peet for preliminary stages of the 149-hectare project has been deemed by the council as substantially consistent with its requirements.
It includes building up to 1190 homes to accommodate up to 2751 people.
Allowances for sports and recreational parks as well as 13.3 hectares for a state school have also been made.
However, there were some aspects including road networks, the mix of lots, car parking management and open space which the council said needed addressing.
Conditions have been added to the application to address those concerns ahead of it going before councillors for approval consideration at Thursday's public meeting.