Key issues and events


OSCAR submission to Amendment Bill for the 2032 Olympics (May 2024)

>> Submissions and presentations page

ShapingSEQ 2023 Update

OSCAR Response to SEQRP 2023 consultation – 20 September 2023
SEQ Plan Workshop – 7 September 2023

-> Development of the new SCRC 2024 Planning Scheme

            OSCAR and member documents

-> Current reform issues

Integrity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 – Committee Report

Inquiry into the Independent Assessor and councillor conduct complaints system, October 2022

Coaldrake Review – Final Report
Coaldrake Review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector – Interim Report
      OSCAR response to Interim Report

LG Electoral Expenditure Caps – Discussion Paper, April 2022
     OSCAR submission – Expenditure Caps, May 2022

-> OSCAR meetings


OSCAR is a non-partisan and not-for-profit umbrella/peak organisation covering resident and community organisations on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa local government areas (LGAs) in South East Queensland.

The Noosa Council is north of the Sunshine Coast local government area and was re-established on 1 January 2014 after successfully de-amalgamating from the Sunshine Coast.

The Noosa Council covers a total area of 870 km2  and has a population of 54,736 (2017).

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council sits between the Noosa Council to the north and the Moreton Bay Regional Council to the south. This includes unique towns and communities across the hinterland and along the coastal strip – from Weyba Downs to the north, Kenilworth to the west and Beerburrum to the south.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council covers a total area of 2,260 km2  and has a population of 311,551 (2017).

OSCAR objectives

The objectives of OSCAR are to have the Noosa Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council achieve and maintain:

  • Transparent and accountable governance, including community consultation that is respected and acted upon;
  • A culture in which planning schemes are subject to amendment only in the public interest after a rigorous process of public consultation and never to expedite the approval of a development application;
  • A rate of population growth consistent with a balance between the natural and built environments that permits a comfortable lifestyle and preserves biodiversity;
  • Retention of the existing character of towns and villages, with future urban development low-rise and supported by environmentally responsible transport options;
  • Developers being fully responsible for project infrastructure costs; and
  • Rates set as low as possible consistent with efficient and effective delivery of local government services.

View the full OSCAR Mission Statement