Char­ac­ter­is­tics to help shape new de­sign strat­egy

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

A RE­GION-WIDE set of de­sign guide­lines which will help pro­mote and main­tain the Sun­shine Coast’s dis­tinct char­ac­ter­is­tics is be­ing de­vel­oped by Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil.

Coun­cil is invit­ing the com­mu­nity to have their say on what they love about the Sun­shine Coast, as part of the ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion phase to in­form the draft Sun­shine Coast De­sign Strat­egy’s de­vel­op­ment.

The Sun­shine Coast De­sign Strat­egy will es­tab­lish how de­sign char­ac­ter­is­tics are trans­lated into the look and feel of build­ings, streets and land­scapes. Mayor Mark Jamieson said the strat­egy would be a re­source for coun­cil, the com­mu­nity, de­sign­ers and the de­vel­op­ment in­dus­try to in­form plan­ning, guide de­ci­sion mak­ing and in­spire de­sign which re­flects el­e­ments of the Coast.

“Coun­cil has pro­duced some fan­tas­tic, award-win­ning projects in re­cent years like the Mary Cairn­cross Scenic Re­serve Rain­for­est Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre (pic­tured), Ma­roochy Re­gional Bush­land Botanic Gar­den Arts and Ecol­ogy Cen­tre, the Palm­woods streetscape up­grade and Beer­wah Town Cen­tre,” Cr Jamieson said.

“It’s this sort of high-qual­ity de­sign we want to see more of.”

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