The Caloundra South Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared 22 October 2010 and covers 2310 hectares and is located south of the existing Caloundra urban area, the Caloundra Aerodrome and the Sunshine Coast Regional Business and Industry Park.

The Bruce Highway forms the western boundary and Bells Creek Road forms the southern boundary of the PDA.

The Caloundra South PDA will become a community providing approximately 20,000 dwellings to house a population of approximately 50,000 people.

Vibrant, mixed use activity centres will provide a focus for the community and offer convenient access to retail, services, well designed civic spaces, community and cultural facilities and local employment opportunities.

The PDA will provide for the enhancement of local and regional biodiversity values through the protection of ecologically important areas. Integrated water cycle management will contribute to protecting the water quality values of the Pumicestone Passage and the Bells Creek, Lamerough Creek riparian corridors and their tributaries.

Note: In February 2013, the Urban Land Development Act 2007 (ULDA Act) was repealed and replaced with the Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act). From then on, land areas identified for priority development were referred to as Priority Development Areas (PDAs), not Urban Development Areas (UDAs), and existing UDAs were transitioned to PDAs under the ED Act. Any reference to the term UDA on this website is taken to mean a transitioned UDA, which is now known as a PDA.

Caloundra South

Caloundra South PDA map

1. Caloundra Park Racecourse
2. Caloundra Aerodrome
3. Lamerough Creek
4. Pelican Waters
Yellow line: Priority Development Area boundary
Red line: Bruce Highway

Caloundra South PDA Approved Development Scheme

Caloundra South Interim Land Use Plan

Infrastructure funding

Caloundra South PDA regulatory map

Caloundra South PDA FAQs

Background reports