The Caloundra South Priority Development Area (PDA) covers 2,323.5 hectares of land and sits between the Bruce Highway to the west and Bells Creek Arterial to the south.
It is located south of the existing Caloundra urban area, the Caloundra Aerodrome and the Sunshine Coast Regional Business and Industry Park.
Vibrant, mixed use activity centres will provide a focus for the community and offer access to retail, services, well designed civic spaces, community and cultural facilities and local employment opportunities.
Once developed, the Caloundra South PDA will provide approximately 20,000 dwellings and create 15,000 jobs.
Water quality of the Pumicestone Passage, Bells Creek and Lamerough Creek will be protected through integrated water cycle management within the PDA.
The PDA was declared on 28 October 2010.
The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA.
The Caloundra South PDA Development Scheme ( 17.2 MB) commenced on 8 October 2011 and was last amended on 2 March 2023.
Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) assesses development applications for this PDA.
All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.
Endorsed context plans
A context plan is required as part of the supporting information for particular development applications.
Refer to the Caloundra South PDA Development Scheme ( 17.2 MB) for the statutory requirements of a context plan and Practice note no. 9 - Context plans ( 957.0 KB) for further detail on preparing a context plan. A context plan will be endorsed by EDQ and made available here when it is determined to be consistent with the development scheme.
Download the endorsed context plans:
- Aura Town Centre Context Plan ( 6.1 MB)
- Aura Business and Industry Park Context Plan Precinct 3,4,5 ( 4.8 MB)
- Aura Precinct 11,12 and Part 6 Context Plan ( 1.2 MB)
- Aura Precinct 11-14 Context Plan ( 2.4 MB)
- Baringa Context Plan Precinct 2 ( 4.5 MB)
Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework ( 1.1 MB).
Caloundra South PDA regulatory map
Caloundra South PDA boundary map
Last updated: 04 Jul 2023