Noosa Council needed to plan for management and development of this much loved campground in light of pressure on the adjacent national park and on wastewater and other services. Colliers International led this project for Council, and Losee Consulting joined Hassell, Bligh Tanner, Tim Bennetton Architects, Gabriel and Elizabeth Poole Design Company and Electro Technical Consultants in the consortium to analyse the existing situation and formulate alternative development options.
Losee Consulting framed the options from a sustainability perspective and linked them to the high sustainability aspirations of Council. We analysed renewable energy options to respond to the Zero Carbon policy, ultimately recommending moderate solar PV investment and carbon offsetting. We provided technical sustainability insights to considerations such as building materials and considered the potential for ecotourism.
The consultant consortium’s report presented Council with clear choices and an understanding of feasibility regarding visitor numbers, revenue, capital expenditure and environmental impact mitigation.