This fact sheet represents the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s submission on the draft SEQ Regional Plan 2009–2031 with respect to the protection of the inter-urban break separating the Sunshine Coast from the Moreton Bay sub-region.
The Moreton Bay subregion–Sunshine Coast inter-urban break is an important part of the landscape–providing a setting for the iconic Glasshouse Mountains and Pumicestone Passage. As well as providing a rural and natural setting for this community, it gives a sense of arrival to and departure from the Sunshine Coast. The regional inter-urban breaks need to be preserved to protect these values.
The draft SEQ Regional Plan does not recognise or protect the regional inter-urban break separating the Sunshine Coast from the Moreton Bay
sub-region as a fundamental element of the regional landscape that must be preserved.
On this basis, Council’s submission recommends that the SEQ Regional Plan 2009–2031:
1) Provides explicit recognition of all regional inter-urban breaks by including them in table 1–regional landscape management areas and on associated maps;
2) identifies the regional inter-urban break that separates the Moreton Bay subregion from the southern Sunshine Coast.
The fact sheet concludes by inviting submissions on the draft SEQ Regional Plan to the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.