GemLife Retirement Resort

and proposed new Golf Club House & Facilities - Cooroy Golf Club

Welcome to the Innovative Planning Solutions information and engagement portal for the GemLife Retirement Resort / Cooroy Golf Club proposal.

InformationSubmission of Support
What is proposed?

  • A new GemLife Retirement Resort of 246 dwellings and associated lifestyle facilities
  • A new Club House, car park and golf buggy sheds for the Cooroy Golf Club

Have your say:

The Cooroy community, the Sunshine Coast golfing community and future retirement resort residents will play an important role in showing support for this proposal to Noosa Council.

A proforma submission has been prepared for your consideration. Simply complete the online letter of support and IPS will submit it to Noosa Council.

You can uncheck any boxes and include additional comments.

Submissions must be lodged by Monday 1 June.

What are the benefits for Cooroy?

  • 246 new households that will support local businesses
  • Delivery of much needed additional retirement living
  • The option of in-home care services to ensure residents can ‘age in place’
  • Ensuring the continuing operation of an important community sports club (the Cooroy Golf Club)
  • Providing economic stimulus to Cooroy businesses during the construction phase
  • Creating new employment opportunities in the ongoing operation of the retirement resort (i.e. on site management, grounds keeping, cleaning, sales and administration staff)


What are the benefits for the Cooroy Golf Club?

  • 246 guaranteed new memberships for 10 years
  • Construction and fit out of a new golf course clubhouse equipped to cater for functions
  • Construction of new access, car park and golf buggy storage sheds
  • Amendment of golf course layout and delivery of associated amenities upgrades


Is the development on the Golf Course land?

  • The GemLife retirement resort has an overall land area of 11.08 hectares.
  • 9.25 hectares of the GemLife development is proposed on vacant land and 1.83 hectares of the GemLife development is on Golf Course land.
  • GemLife commissioned a golf course designer to re-design the golf course to ensure an 18 hole golf course is maintained. In conjunction with constructing the retirement resort, GemLife will undertake the construction works to replace and upgrade golf holes as well as providing improved amenities.


Who are GemLife?

GemLife are experienced developers and operators of over 50’s resorts throughout Queensland and interstate. Each GemLife resort is designed with a focus on promoting active and social living for its residents. Locally, GemLife have retirement resorts at Pacific Paradise and Maroochydore.


What about traffic?

Detailed traffic reporting has been prepared for the development and has been approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Dedicated turning lanes into the GemLife / Golf Club House are proposed on each approach to the site entry to ensure there will be no impact on traffic in the surrounding area.


What about the environment?

The development is proposed on predominantly cleared land. Some clearing will be required to facilitate the development, however detailed environmental reporting has concluded that the vegetation existing on the land is highly disturbed and has low environmental value. Fauna surveys were undertaken and confirmed no evidence of koalas (scats, scratches or physical sightings) on the site.


What will the development look like from the road?

A 10m wide landscape buffer is proposed along Myall Street in front of the proposed development. Once this vegetation grows to maturity, it will largely obscure the development from view. 3D perspectives have been prepared to show the visual presentation to Myall Street.


Where can I get more information?

Please feel free to contact James at Innovative Planning Solutions:

Phone – 07 5452 5207

For updates please visit:

Sincerely – James Brownsworth, Director, Innovative Planning Solutions


Submission of Support - GemLife Cooroy

In respect of: Proposed GemLife Retirement Resort, new Golf Clubhouse for Cooroy Golf Club and associated golf course adjustments and improvements.

    Application Details

    Council application references

    MCU19/0114 and RAL19/0027

    Address of subject land

    30, 114, 122 and 144 Myall Street, Cooroy Qld 4563

    General description of development

    • GemLife Retirement Resort; 
    • New Golf Club House and associated golf course adjustments and improvements for Cooroy Golf Club; 
    • Creation of easement for new access to Golf Course;
    • Readjustment of golf course and GemLife site boundary

    Application types

    • Development Permit for Reconfiguration of a Lot (Boundary realignment and Access Easement); and
    • Development Permit for Material Change of Use – Multiple Housing Type 5 (Relocatable) – GemLife Retirement Resort; and
    • Development Permit for Material Change of Use – Entertainment & Dining Type 2 (Recreation amusement fitness) – Golf Clubhouse