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23 The Quarterdeck Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Detached House - Short Term Accommodation

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 26 days ago. It was received by them 5 days earlier.

(Source: Noosa Shire Council, reference SPS21/0066)

26 Comments

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  1. Jan commented

    No No No
    This property is in a Low Density Residential Zone..SSL is inconsistent use of this zoning..
    The property is a very large, 5 bedroom house on a small 506 sm plot, like most of the houses on this street. It has been owned by the same family for 22 years, and has never been short term let.
    It has been listed for sale in the last few weeks with Richardson and Wrench, and is also the feature sale property in the local Noosa Today Property magazine this week..
    This application is clearly a money grab for a successful sale..
    As stated, the location of this property is in a Low Density Residential Zone..where properties are large family homes on small residential blocks..sound is a major issue..
    SSL would seriously impact the day to day lifestyle of this community...
    The community here is a wonderful mix of families with school children, workers and retirees..all getting along with life and looking out for each other..
    We do not want a turnover every 3 days of strangers in party mode with all things associated...noise, litter, parking, bins, ubers, wheelie suitcases on driveways ..it does not gel with permanent lifestyle of going to work, school etc. There are multiple options available for the SSL in appropriate zones nearby.
    The location itself provides many problems...Amongst many issues, this is a very narrow street, with very sharp bends...there is no kerb and channel, let alone footpaths..so the pedestrian is at high risk with passing traffic.
    If council wants residents in Noosa...you must listen to them...we want to feel safe in our choice of home zone for ourselves, our families and neighbours..
    There are plenty of options for investors to SSL just around the corner, they should buy in that zone.

  2. Leoni Roberts commented

    This property is in a low density residential zone and hence not compatible with short term holiday letting.
    It should be that simple.
    Let those that wish to invest/profit off the back of tourists do so in the appropriate commercial setting or where the zoning is appropriate.
    No No No

    Please respect the residents. Prioritise us over investors please. We pay rates and we vote and we contribute to the community.

  3. Jennifer Sadler commented

    I understand this property is in a Low Density Residential Zone and not appropriate for this type of development. A 5 bedroom house will attract a large number of people, mostly young adults who want to have a good time (who can blame them). Inevitably though, party noise will escalate as night wears on making it impossible for neighbours to sleep. There is likely to be extra noise from holiday makers during the day making it impossible for shift workers on night shift to sleep. Please do not approve this development.

  4. Valerie Hudson commented

    Another application for SSL in this low density Residential area joining hundreds frantically applying before the door closes!
    Please, Council, say No to those who wish to destroy our Amenity and profit from our disrupted way of life in our quiet Residential streets.
    Say No to rich investors , many of whom do not even live here and take the profits elsewhere, not giving a toss about the Residents.

  5. Lee commented

    Noosa Council this has to stop, SSL is ruining Low Density Residential family Zones SSL is a commercial business and must stop in Low Residential Zones you are our elected guardians and need to protect our community, once our homes are lost to tourism they will never return.
    I have voted in Noosa for 39yrs to keep Noosa beautiful and this is partly why tourism has flourished, it’s hard to keep coastal areas beautiful and free from commercial activity and this is what SSL is to Low Residential Zones.
    There’s a new councillor within our town that supports SSL and she has voiced her opinions openly in support of SSL, has probably never experienced an uncomfortable, disruptive noisey pattern of unknown people coming and going at all hours of the day and night. Please hear our concerns and stop SSL businesses in Low Residential Zones, we live here.

  6. Lady Marilynne Cahn commented

    Low density - already too many properties in The Quarterdeck, proportionate to the number of houses, are short term lets. On weekends, too many cars parked in this narrow road. The Quarterdeck is a strong community of people who engage in their community, invest in their community and who look out for each other. There are countless other opportunities for investment in high density areas of Noosa - we must preserve residential areas, in the same way we protect our unique environment.

  7. Jenny commented

    Please do not approved this STA application. Once again Council, the amenity of this area of Noosa Hill needs to be taken into consideration. As you will be aware, over many years there have been complaints around noise from dwellings that have been used as holiday homes, as well as ongoing issues with rat run traffic, speeding, parking, pedestrian safety. The Quarterdeck is a street which is basically single lane, no guttering, blind corners and dense vegetation right up to the roadside in some areas. It is definitely not a suitable area to place what is effectively a small business. A large five bedroom house will attract numerous guests and I know that they are meant to only allow a maximum of 8 people under the new plan, but people book and say there are 8 and there are actually a dozen of them and then when this is pointed out to the manager or agent nothing happens.
    There is currently a STA at 23 Eugarie Street and the only problems that Noosa Hill has with noise and illegal parking over yellow lines is from this dwelling. So let's not approve any more.

  8. Leoni Roberts commented

    This property is in a low density residential zone and hence not compatible with short term holiday letting.
    It should be that simple.
    Let those that wish to invest/profit off the back of tourists do so in the appropriate commercial setting or where the zoning is appropriate.
    No No No

    Please respect the residents. Prioritise us over investors please. We pay rates and we vote and we contribute to the community.

  9. Gabrielle commented

    Am in complete agreement with all writers advocating no more taking of family homes for more noisy ssl businesses. Now we have the SSL applications flooding into council even before the family home is sold, or the rebuild of a family hone completed. Leave 23 the quarterdeck as a family home, so that permanent residents, voters and workers already in the street don’t have their amenity, and community destroyed. There are more than sufficient accommodation in the approved holiday sector without bringing more vehicles, more strangers, more noise and disruption into a narrow st without pathways. It is unsuitable, and dangerous to bring in an ssl. On councils head if they give approval.

  10. Rhonda Stringer commented

    Wow if they allow STA’s in low density areas what hope has the medium density street that is already overpopulated with existing STA’s have? Really disappointed with the way Noosa is on track to be the next Gold Coast. Last thing we expected to happen when we bought here almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately the writing was on the wall in the lead up to the recent council election - too much propaganda from money grabbing newcomers who don’t have the same values and love for this piece of paradise we call home.

  11. Steve Sparks commented

    STA in low density residential suburbs is inconsistent with the Noosa plan ... for good reason. Council ought reject and might also consider placing all STA applications in low/ medium density locations on hold until the new laws are finalised.

  12. Trish Radge commented

    I strongly object to this application. Whilst I am not a direct neighbour (one street away) I regularly walk around The Quarterdeck and am well aware of the street’s restrictions. The street is narrow and house blocks are steep. The number of STL guests staying in a 5 bedroom house will inevitably mean cars parking on the street and blocking the already clogged road. The steep blocks and close proximity of houses also mean that excessive noise will ultimately disturb multiple neighbours. This is a low density area that is not suitable for whole- of-house short term letting.

  13. Yanni commented

    I urge council to hold off all pending applications for Short Term letting in low and medium residential areas until new rules for registrations are in place. Regardless of your decision the issue remains, as locals we bought our biggest asset, our home, we chose to buy in residential areas and paid a premium price. We expect to know our neighbours, look out for each other and contribute to our community. Stop all STAs encroaching on rate paying local voters and stop the grab for money making ventures. Council you get this one opportunity to leave a legacy for Noosa, don’t throw it away. Commercial precincts for commercial businesses, that is why we have a town plan in the first place, or is this new council bent on undermining all the good of past councils that stood for future planning to keep Noosa Special. Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg if you wish to continue to profit from it! Noise, parking, excessive use of water, power, lighting, narrow roads etc all apply.
    STA guests drive cars, another major issue re road congestion, fly in fly out guests have been proven to be the ideal tourist for our shire.

  14. Jennifer Hill commented

    Noosa Shire Council should not become greedy and accept applications from owners of properties wanting to run SSL in Low Density Residential Areas. It’s bad enough that properties in Low Density Residential Areas that are currently SSL are going to be able to have Existing Use Rights even when onsold to new owners. When a property changes hands these rights should be extinguished. As a rate payer living next door to a 5 bedroom Airbnb in a Low Density Residential Area I speak from experience. We are constantly bombarded with noisy groups partying late at night or families with kids that have no respect for neighbouring properties. The more SSL properties there are, the more application $$ council will collect. Win for Council = Loss of amenity for residents.

  15. DSmith commented

    I would like to please register my Strong Disapproval to any Short Term Accommodation, in Noosa / Noosaville in Low Density Residential Areas.
    In summary, I view STA as an income producing Business, same as a Motel or other similar Commercial accommodation, as the Home Owner stands to make a "commercial gain", against Neighbourhood "pain". I, like all other Complainants, do not want to take on the role of monitoring and reporting non compliance of STA Renters and Home Owners, along with all other negative impacts too many to list here.
    I strongly Vote for No STA Approvals in Noosa,
    and I will Vote that way at the next Council Election as well.

  16. David commented

    The Quarterdeck is a street that should not have any STAs at all. In this house the outdoor entertainment and pool area is located at the side / front of the home so that any guests using this area would broadcast their noise and activities to several nearby houses.
    Here's what will happen if it's approved (speaking from experience):
    A manager who doesn't care and who doesn't live next door will be appointed
    Guests will book and on many occasions sneak extra people in
    Guests will also have friends over
    Guests will be in holiday mode every day and night and project noise to neighbours
    Overflow cars will be parked on the already narrow and comprised street
    Neighbours will complain to the manager who won't care
    There will be no repercussions for the guests
    Repeat as many times as you like
    For goodness sake, please don't approve this and I strongly agree with other comments in that Council should delay any approvals for STAs in large homes in quiet areas until the new rules are in place.

  17. Dr.Petrina Jobson commented

    Noosa Plan 2020 strives to protect the look and feel of Noosa while providing a blueprint to shape the shire’s growth over the next 20 years.

    Noosa Plan 2020 is the culmination of several years of engaging with the community. Residents and voters have made it clear that Noosa does NOT wish to be a party town like so many other coastal regions.

    Noosa Plan 2020 considers how we will live, work and play in the future whilst maintaining the character and environment of Noosa Shire.
    How does allowing a STA in the midst of a low density, family and retiree permanent residential area fit with the Noosa Plan. Unless there is significant financial gain for a singular property sale and the council that approves it ?

    The neighbouring house at 25 the quarterdeck just set a local record precisely because of the existing quiet streetscape.

    There are plenty of accomodation options for STA not in predominately permanent family and family areas . The streetscape is totally unsuitable for the noise, cars , traffic and disruptions the narrow quarterdeck street.

    It is significant that 23 the quarterdeck has languished on the property market since 2019 .It is clearly an attempt for financial gain prior to a sale. There is no clear reason for this individual to supersede the Noosa plan 2020.

  18. Mal commented

    Listening to to blight of normal family residents on the hill one can only feel for their situation...if local radio and papers are a source of reliable information I quote...then ears start to prick up at the mere mention of air bb properties....evidently 3000 yes three thousand trade as guest houses all throughout the Sunshine Coast...in particular the tourist zones like Noosa....many of the landlords and landladies living a life off the back of one of the most beautiful spots on this planet at the expense of normal quiet residents.

    Applications galore...I want to rent my rooms out...my annexe out..yes you can camp in my garden...bring your own tent(s)...street parking is free...and I will even move out when I can make an extra buck or two.....the house is yours...( not unusual to pay over a thousand dollars a night for this )....so let’s fill the hill.

    Really you air bb people need to step out of your box and say sorry for bringing the hill into noisy disrepute......not all of you...because some landlords and landladies do care...but for the ones that fill up to the gunnels and make families lives a misery during the school holidays and other times....marathons..cycle races...festivals,spare a thought for the comments you make....” oh and our neighbours are lovely and so friendly...in this leafy narrow lane..” This is the reason I object to number 23..The quarter deck...being considered as an STA prospect....many living on the hill will not comment...either way..it does not matter.....the balance is quite clear.....it goes against the council zoning ...we on the hill are zoned low density residential...thankyou.

  19. Andrew Cooksley commented

    Please Noosa Council, do not approve this application for a short-term accommodation (STA), nor for that matter, any development applications for STA’s in the low density residential areas of Noosa Shire.

    We have previously submitted on several other applications for STA’s in low density residential areas. In addition to the specific impacts of STA’s (as described below) it is the consideration of a development approval as a way of managing STA’s that is one of our primary concerns. A Development Permit permanently changes the nature of use and value of the associated land parcel and we consider that it establishes a non-complaint use in a low density residential area. By comparison, a local law (as is currently under consideration) is a better process for managing STA’s as it allows licensing for fixed time periods, can be modified reasonably easily to respond to specific issues that maybe relevant to a land parcel or location and can be adapted to respond to changing sentiments within the community should they evolve over time. A local law is reasonably flexible and responsive and does not permanently change the use of that site.

    STA’s have many adverse impacts on suburbs that are intended (under both the current and superseded town planning schemes) to support long-term residential communities. The obvious impacts are those of excessive noise, parties, traffic, rubbish and car-parking over-spill onto the streets. The less obvious - but equally as concerning - are the adverse impacts that they have on the density and quality of a community and its ability to survive and preferably thrive. They remove housing stock for both long-term owners and long-term renters. They drive up house prices with their ability to leverage tax benefits and charge high rents. Our communities must already cope with a reduced permanent residential population bought on by second home ownership in the area. Healthy communities contain friends in your street who can keep an eye on your place when you are away or help with your kids and your pets. People you have a drink and dinner with down at the surf club. People whose kids play with yours on the way home from school. Healthy communities aren’t made up of empty houses owned by distant investors or by short term visitors.

    Historically there has been a few short-term rentals in the area but the number have been low, unregulated and fluid. But with the growth of airbnb and other platforms plus the changes bought on by COVID19, the number of STA’s have now passed the tipping point of what we believe to be reasonable to maintain a happy community.

    The recent rush appears to be the result of investor owners trying to capitalise on a perceived loop-hole in the superseded planning scheme and the June 2021 dead-line. If STA’s are given formal development approval then Council is essentially approving commercial businesses to be permanently established in residential areas. These development rights will then run in perpetuity regardless of ownership and establish the value of the house lot based on its commercial return instead of its original intended use as a home. The increased value will cement their continued use as a commercial property over the long term and forever erode the residential area.

    Short-term visitors play an important economic role in our shire and are to be supported in the appropriate areas as established under both the old and the new planning schemes. But they are unsuitable and not-compliant with the planning intent for low density residential areas.

    We moved here to Iive in a residential community and not a holiday resort populated by short-term visitors. Please - no more STA’s in our low density residential areas.

  20. Mairi Wallis commented

    I’m horrified this application for STA is being considered in The Quarterdeck. This is a quiet residential area where many retirees live and enjoy a supportive community. It’s a narrow street with no pavements and is totally unsuitable for late night parties, loud noise etc and all the extra parking required for guests. It’s crystal clear that residents do not want this STA to be approved.
    You, the elected council, represent the best interests of residents and what’s best for the community. Please listen to to your residents and reject this STA application.

  21. Veronica H commented

    Definitely a NO to this application. Not consistent and Not appropriate.
    I am interested to know however why this application is even being submitted. I cannot imagine that the current long term owners who reside interstate and who have tried unsuccessfully over the past couple of years to sell this home are behind this submission. I have also not heard that this house has yet been sold. Therefore is it the local agent Richardson and Wrench representing the seller who have recommended this application in order for an easier sale to be achieved? If so, then I'm sure local Noosa Hill residents have also come to similar conclusion and I wonder how Richardson and Wrench will be judged? It would be great to hear from them regarding this application as I'm sure they have an significant interest in securing properties to sell in this precinct....

  22. Adrian Pisarski commented

    This application is not in keeping with the local residential mix. We already have short term below us on Nairana and this is already disruptive so no more please I agree with the comments of others opposing this application

  23. Johanna Redwood commented

    Another application in the Quarterdeck? If you have ever walked around here you will know it is residential, little parking, quiet with bushland surrounding and definitely not for an STA. Again with the size of the house, there will be far more than 4 -5 people and they won't be a family that has normal night hours going to bed by 10. Do not allow this.....

  24. Malcolm commented

    This area of Noosa Hill is Low Density Residential and is made up by, mostly, owner occupiers and being a long term resident of The Quarterdeck it is evident that there exists a great sense of community amongst the residents. It is likely that the interstate owners of No. 23 have been advised by their RE agent and Planning Consultant to lodge the STA application under the Superseded Planning Scheme for FOMO. Council, who have been inundated with STA applications, should limit locations for this type of use to the tourist precincts adjacent to Main Beach, Noosaville and Sunshine Beach readily serviced by existing facilities such as restaurants, shops, public transport etc.

    Do NOT approve this application which will have adverse noise, parking and social impacts on this quiet community. Such a use is so out of step and is definitely not fit for purpose. Currently there is a social problem with an urgent need for long term rentals in the Noosa area and with the number of STA's proposed there will be an oversupply of short stay places. By existing residents not knowing who their their neighbours are from day to day does not fit with the community feel here and is a totally unacceptable imposition on us ratepayers and voters.

  25. Julie commented

    No No Our property ajoins this application and I dread to think of how our life will be disrupted if this is given approval. The entertaining deck is at the front side of the property and faces the road. The noise eminating out is unbearable when just a few people use the area if you allow a five bedroom house to be a short stay accommodation and ten people get on the deck it would be devastating to our quality of life. The parking is also an issue, people already park in dangerous positions if we had five couples and five cars it will make for an extremely congested street. There is only enough room for cars to just pass each other as it is now. We are low density zone we don't want any more SSA on the quarterdeck, enough is enough.
    Julie

  26. Yanni commented

    I urge council to hold off all pending applications for Short Term letting in low and medium residential areas until new rules for registrations are in place. Regardless of your decision the issue remains, as locals we bought our biggest asset, our home, we chose to buy in residential areas and paid a premium price. We expect to know our neighbours, look out for each other and contribute to our community. Stop all STAs encroaching on rate paying local voters and stop the grab for money making ventures. Council you get this one opportunity to leave a legacy for Noosa, don’t throw it away. Commercial precincts for commercial businesses, that is why we have a town plan in the first place, or is this new council bent on undermining all the good of past councils that stood for future planning to keep Noosa Special. Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg if you wish to continue to profit from it! Noise, parking, excessive use of water, power, lighting, narrow roads etc all apply.
    STA guests drive cars, another major issue re road congestion, fly in fly out guests have been proven to be the ideal tourist for our shire.

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