The New Noosa Plan


The planning scheme for Noosa Shire

Awaiting Final State Government Sign off 


Council endorsed the New Noosa Plan at its Special Meeting on 11 December 2019 and the plan has been forwarded to the State Government for final sign off and gazettal early in 2020.


View the maps for the New Noosa Plan.


For assistance navigating the maps click on the “how to videos” tab above for tutorials.

For more information about the plan visit

Disclaimer The information contained in this map has been provided in good faith. Whilst all effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and completeness, Noosa Shire Council takes no responsibility for errors or omissions nor any loss or damage that may result from the use of this information.


Strategic Framework Maps

View the high level, Shire-wide maps that accompany the Strategic Framework.



Zone Maps

View the proposed land use zones which indicate preferred land use under the New Noosa Plan.

Overlay Maps

View the various proposed overlay maps which indicate where a particular hazard or value might influence how or where development can be carried out.

Biodiversity, Waterways and Wetlands Overlay :

Note: The protected vegetation area applies to all land in Noosa Shire

Note: MSES environmental values represent the State Planning Policy Matters of State Environmental Significance (MSES) map layers. However, it does not include Category R regulated vegetation – this is shown on the Biodiversity, Waterways and Wetlands Overlay (ii) as part of the Riparian Buffer Area.

Flood Hazard Overlay:

Note 1: The Flood Hazard Overlay Maps identify areas (Flooding and Inundation extent) where flood and storm tide modelling has been undertaken by the Council.

Note 2: The map does not represent complete flooding and inundation potential and other areas may be subject to flooding and inundation.


View the Local Government Infrastructure Plan maps for stormwater, transport (pathways, bus stops and roadways), public parks and land for community facilities.


Other Plan Maps

View the other maps that influence development assessment, such as short stay areas, koala habitat and airport environs.

Koala Habitat Area


Note:  Koala habitat trees are not confined to these mapped areas, but also occur throughout other parts of Noosa Shire. The State Government Koala Assessable Development Areas mapping identifies koala habitat within assessable development areas under the Planning Act 2016.


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