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EdwardsAndCo. high-end salon approved for Noosaville

EdwardsAndCo. high-end salon approved for Noosaville


Posted November 15, 2022
Projects, Noosa Plan 2020, Town Planning

We are happy to announce that we have received Development Permit approval for a Material Change of Use for Shop 4, 11 Gibson Road, Noosaville, for a hair salon.

The project proponents, EdwardsAndCo. are already renowned for their salons in Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and now it’s the Sunshine Coast’s turn.

Every Edwards and Co. salon stands out with beautiful decor and fresh open lighting. Each salon has kitchenette facilities, internal bathrooms, large mirrors, and open spaces.

EdwardAndCo’s Noosaville venture will follow the style set by their other salons.

The space will feature an open-plan workspace utilised by stylists for hair cutting, colour processing, washing and treatments.

salon interior

EdwardsAndCo. salons are known for their exquisite use of the space they occupy. The interior above is from their Brisbane salon.

satellite view of gibson road salon location

You find EdwardsAndCo. salons in spaces you’d least expect, and their Noosaville salon is no exception. They always hide their exquisite salons behind the walls of industrial warehouses.

No alteration to the external built form is proposed. The application for a Material Change of Use to establish a Shop use (Code Assessable) comprises a reconfiguration of the internal layout of the existing showroom to accommodate:

  • 6 x cutting basins,
  • Colour processing table,
  • Wash and treatment basins,
  • Staff and storeroom,
  • Staff and client amenities, and
  • Kitchenette and client drinks station.

The proposed use represents an appropriate reuse of the existing showroom tenancy.

One aspect of the Change of Use application was outlining how the required car parking ( as per the Noosa Plan 2020) could be accommodated. Per the Plan, EdwardsAndCo. would be required to provide 13 car spaces, where only 6 currently exist.

As part of the application, we outlined how, through the staggered approach to hair salon appointments, and the staggering of natural peak times for the neighbouring business (fitness classes), the car parking on site will meet the needs of the Change of Use.

We highlighted that the Plan also requires motorcycle parking, but as car parking is already developed, and there is no ability to provide additional space for motorcycle spaces, it is considered unwarranted to require the applicant to provide spaces. However, in the new floor plan, the architects have cleverly provided additional scooter and bicycle parking internally.

gibson orad salon plan

The floorplan shows open spaces, a feature of EdwardsAndCo salons, and a clever way to get additional motorcycle parking on site.

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