Affordable units plan for key Noosa site revealed
The development team behind the luxury Parkridge Noosa build has turned its attention to the region's housing crisis.
Peregian-based Altum Property Group headed by Rob McCready and Alex Rigby has applied to Noosa Council to develop 34 units along Noosa's gateway Eumundi Noosa Rd, in Noosaville.
A planning report by JFP Urban Consultants included four buildings with swimming pool on land which is zoned for medium density residential.
The low rise two-storey development would provide 28 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units with most of them being designed to cater "for low to medium income earners" and with provision of mobility access.
"Over 80 per cent of the dwellings have been designed as small dwellings to meet the identified need for affordable housing product for smaller households within the Noosa Council area," the report said.
"The proposals maintains the existing low rise character of the locality and mitigates any adverse impacts on adjoining premises.
"Extensive landscaping is proposed within the site and along it's frontage to enhance the area's visual amenity and local character."
Up to 52 onsite carparks were planned including 12 visitor spaces with a communal area and swimming pool in the southeast corner of the site.
The development would cover 44 per cent or 2402sq m of the overall site, which is below council's requirement of 45 per cent.
More than 40 per cent of the site would be landscaped.
The report said the unit complex would make a "positive contribution to the look and feel of the neighbourhood by maintaining a low scale character" including well-designed contemporary buildings to enhance the streetscape.
Altum's application is undergoing council planning assessment before going before councillors.