Recently the Urban Development Authority (ULDA) approved the Caloundra South “Master Plan”. This is a positive step towards the eventual approval of the project, with Federal Government EPBC review to follow which is likely to be resolved in 2013. The Master Plan is the blueprint for Caloundra South and Stockland can now make development applications over portions of the site consistent with this master plan and the development scheme. However no work can begin at Caloundra South until full approvals, including federal approval, are achieved.
The ULDA has approved the Master Plan with conditions attached. You can download a full copy of those conditions HERE.
Of particular interest to Bellvista residents are the conditions on pages 15 to 18 of document which sets out ‘improvements’ which Stockland will need to make regarding access to the Caloundra South Development. These improvements will involve a potential extension of the Kawana Arterial Rd which currently connects with Caloundra Rd roundabout near the racecourse, the potential for duplication of Bellvista Blvd and the proposed “Bunnings Link Rd” from Bellvista Boulevard to Caloundra Rd.
These improvements are listed as “Progressive with development” which means each condition is to be implemented through subsequent applications as the development progresses.
Access to Caloundra South will be necessary at the time of development. In accordance with section 28 (a) (iv) of the conditions, Stockland will put forward the road network options and timing with its first subsequent development application. The implementation of Caloundra South is proposed to be supported by an Infrastructure Agreement. Population trigger points will likely determine the timing of some of infrastructure requirements as noted in the conditions.
Bellvista and Bells Reach residents will be consulted in the planning process regarding assessment, timing and implementation processes. Stockland have committed to keep us up to date of any news in relation to road network planning. The positive for our residents is that the options to increase local road capacity are gradually moving from concept to becoming closer to reality.
Some relevant sections appear below:
18. Bellvista Boulevard extension (within the approved Caloundra South Master Plan area)
(a) Unless a relevant infrastructure agreement provides to the contrary, protect land required to facilitate the provision of a new road link between the Kawana Arterial and the existing Bellvista Boulevard at the north of the site and identified on the approved DTMR Drawing No. SK-039 dated 7 June 2012.
(b) Progressively construct a four lane road and preserve land within an ultimate road corridor of no greater than 46.6metres.
(c) Unless agreed to in writing by the nominated assessing authority, the land to be protected can only contain a four lane road yet the remainder of the land for the ultimate width must remain free of permanent development including, but not limited to buildings and structures.
19. Bellvista Boulevard (external to the approved Caloundra South Master Plan boundary) and Caloundra Road intersection
(a) Unless a relevant infrastructure agreement provides to the contrary, construct to the nominated assessing authority’s standards an additional two lanes for Bellvista Boulevard to the Caloundra Road intersection, including the augmentation to the roundabout at Caloundra Road as shown on the approved Caloundra South Sub Regional Road Infrastructure Map No. 790270/009 SK009- 3 dated 13 June 2012.
(b) If required, acquire land for the upgrade of Bellvista Boulevard outside the UDA and dedicate this land for road reserve.
Advisory Note: Due to the capacity constraints of the existing Bellvista Boulevard, any additional ROL approvals will require either the duplication of Bellvista Boulevard or an alternative access to Caloundra Road to be constructed prior to endorsement of any survey plan.
21.Bunnings Link Road
(a) Unless a relevant infrastructure agreement provides to the contrary, construct to the nominated assessing authority’s standards a two lane road from Bellvista Boulevard, behind Bunnings to Caloundra Road creating the Bunnings link road including intersection works with Bellvista Boulevard and Caloundra Road as shown on the approved Caloundra South Sub-Regional Road Infrastructure Map No. 790270/009 SK009/3 dated 13 June 2012.
(b) If required, acquire land for the delivery of the Bunnings link road outside the UDA and dedicate this land for road reserve.