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Current Planning Schemes

Under the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997, Queensland local government authorities were required to prepare new planning schemes. These planning schemes strike a balance between protection of the environment, economic development and community well-being, and govern the way that all new developments are assessed in each of the three local government areas, Fitzroy Shire, Mount Morgan Shire and Rockhampton City. These three local government areas were amalgamated in March 2008 into the Rockhampton Regional Council. Livingstone Shire Council was also amalgamated on this date but then chose to de-amalgamate on 1 January 2014. A new Regional Planning Scheme is currently being undertaken, but until it is adopted by Council, the planning schemes for each of the three previous local government authorities are still valid. For information on zoning, codes for development, etc. within the Region, please view the planning scheme information below which relates to your previous local government authority.

Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme
Mount Morgan Planning Scheme
Rockhampton City Plan


Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme

Under the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997, the superseded planning scheme was replaced by the Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme taking effect on December 5, 2005.

The Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme has undergone three further amendments since its adoption, and the current version is Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme - Reprint 3, became effective as at 19 August 2013.

Links to all available documents relating to the Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme - Reprint 3 may be found below.

Cover and Table of Contents

Certification Page

Part 1 - Introduction

Division 1 - Relationship to the Integrated Planning Act

Division 2 - Structural Elements And Mechanisms of the Planning Scheme

Part 2 - Interpretation

Division 1 - Definitions

Division 2 - Explanatory Notes

Part 3 - Foundation of the Planning Scheme

Division 1 - Desired Environmental Outcomes

Part 4 - Zones

Division 1 - Rural Zone
Division 2 - Open Space Zone
Division 3 - Town Zone
Division 4 - Village Zone
Division 5 - Rural Residential Zone
Division 6 - Special Industrial Zone
Division 7 - Alton Downs Zone
Division 8 - Gracemere - Stanwell Zone

Part 5 - Overlays

Division 1 - Natural Features and Conservation Overlays
Division 2 - Economic Resources Overlays
Division 3 - Major Utilities Overlays
Division 4 - Natural Disaster Overlays

Part 6 - Assessment Criteria for Development for a Stated Purpose or a Stated Type

Division 1 - Preliminary
Division 2 - Accommodation Building Code
Division 3 - Agricultural Use Code
Division 4 - Animals Code
Division 5 - Caravan Park and Worker's Accommodation Code
Division 6 - Commercial Code
Division 7 - Development Standards Code
Division 8 - Development Standards - Reconfiguration of a Lot Code
Division 9 - Extractive Industry Code
Division 10 - Home Based Business Code
Division 11 - Home Host Accommodation Code
Division 12 - House Code
Division 13 - Reconfiguring a Lot Code
Division 14 - Residential Accommodation Code
Division 15 - Service Station Code

Part 7 - Appendix 1 - Zoning Maps

A1 - Shire West
A2 - Shire East
A3 - Alton Downs
A4 - Bajool
A5 - Bouldercombe
A6 - Bouldercombe Brickworks
A7 - Gogango
A8 - Gracemere
A9 - Kabra
A10 - Marmor
A11 - Port Alma
A12 - Stanwell
A13 - Westwood
A14 - Rural Historically Subdivided Areas 1 of 3
A15 - Rural Historically Subdivided Areas 2 of 3
A16 - Rural Historically Subdivided Areas 3 of 3
A 17 - Gracemere - Stanwell

Part 8 - Overlay Maps

B1 - Agricultural land Class Overlay West
B2 - Agricultural land Class Overlay East
B3 - Agricultural land Class Overlay Gavial
B4 - Electricity Transmission Line Overlay West
B5 - Electricity Transmission Line Overlay East
B6 - Airport Affected Land Overlay - ANEF Contours
B7 - Aircraft Affected Land Overlay - Buffer Areas
B8 - Bushfire Prone Land Overlay West
B9 - Bushfire Prone Land Overlay East
B10 - Flood Prone Land Overlay
B11 - Key Resource Overlay West
B12 - Key Resource Overlay East
B13 - Wetland Overlay - Marine Wetlands
B14 - Wetland Overlay - Inland Wetlands West
B15 - Wetland Overlay - Inland Wetlands East
B16 - Heritage Places Overlay
B17 - Airport Obstacle Limitations Overlay
B18 - Airport Facilities Overlay
B19 - Acid Sulphate Soil Overlay East
B20 - Acid Sulphate Soil Overlay West
B21 - Erosion Prone Land Overlay
B21 - Erosion Overlay

Policies

Policy 01-96 Developer Contributions - Water and Sewerage
Policy 02-96 Park Contributions
Policy 03-96 Subdivision Development Standards
Policy 04-96 Roadworks Contributions
Policy 10-96 Car Parking Policy

Endnotes

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Mount Morgan Planning Scheme

Under the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997, the Mount Morgan Shire Planning Scheme took effect on August 5, 2005. This version of the Mount Morgan Shire Planning Scheme has not been amended and is still current.

The Minister for Local Government and Planning has identified the following State Planning Policies as having been appropriately reflected in the planning scheme:

  • State Planning Policy 1/92 - Development and Conservation of Agricultural Land ; and
  • State Planning Policy 1/02 - Development in the Vicinity of Certain Airports and Aviation Facilities.

Approval to adopt this planning scheme is conditional upon the continued operation and effect of:

  • The Integrated Development Assessment System triggers for the Department of Main Road matters; and
  • State Planning Policy 1/03 - Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide

Links to all available documents relating to the Mount Morgan Shire Planning Scheme may be found below.

Table of Contents
Part 1 - Introduction

Division 1 - Relationship with the Integrated Planning Act 1997

Division 2 - Strategic Framework

Division 3 - Planning Scheme Structural Elements

Part 3 - Desired Environmental Outcome
Division 1 - Preliminary
Division 2 - Desired Environmental Outcomes
Part 4 - Development Assessment

Division 1 - Intent of Zones

Division 2 - Assessment Criteria for Developments in the Shire

Division 3 - Assessment of Developments in the Shire

Table 1 - Development - Material Change of Use

Table 2 - Development - Reconfiguration and Building, Operational, Drainage and Plumbing Works

Schedule 1 - Development Code

 

Schedule 2 - Reconfiguration Codes

Code 2.01 - Development for Reconfiguration

Schedule 3 - Operational Works Codes

Code 3.01 - Development for Operational Works

Schedule 4 - Zone and Area Codes

Code 4.01 - Development in the Tourist Activity Code

Schedule 5 - General Codes

Code 5.01 - Health, Safety and Environmental Management Code

Schedule 6 - Dictionary

Division 1 - Defined Uses or Purposes

Schedule 7 - Performance Indicators

Table 1

Maps - Planning Zones:
MMZ 1 - North-west quadrant of planning area
MMZ 2 - North-east quadrant of planning area
MMZ 3 - South-west quadrant of planning area
MMZ 4 - South-east quadrant of planning area
MMML - Mine Tenure
MMCI - Community and Infrastructure Sites
Maps - Overlay Maps:
MMO 1 - The Mount Morgan Town Serviced Area
MMO 2 - The Public Supply Water Catchment Areas
MMO 3 - The Agricultural Land Classifications
MMO 4 - The Endangered Species Areas
MMO 5 - The Power Transmission Corridors
MMO 6 - The Existing Protected Businesses
MMO 7 - The Bush Fire Prone Areas
MMO 8 - Bicentennial Trail

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Rockhampton City Plan

Under the Integrated Planning Act (IPA) 1997, the superseded planning scheme was replaced by the Rockhampton City Plan, taking effect of August 30, 2005.

The Rockhampton City Plan has undergone one amendment since its adoption, and the current version is Rockhampton City Plan - Reprint 1, taking effect on May 8, 2009.

The Rockhampton City Plan contains a number of features to specifically reflect and help retain the unique character of the City, including:

The introduction of character house controls in areas such as The Range
The introduction of a City Heritage Register to recognise and protect places of local value
The strengthening of local shopping precincts
Changes to development assessment levels and improvements to development controls

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to Rockhampton City Plan

Chapter 2

Strategic Framework

Chapter 3

Assessment Processes and Definitions

Chapter 4

Introduction to Areas
Nth Rockhampton - Berserker Foothills Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Berserker Heights Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Berserker Range Environmental Protection Area
Nth Rockhampton - Bridge Street Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Central Queensland University Special Use Area
Nth Rockhampton - Frenchville Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Lakes Creek Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Limestone Creek Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Musgrave Street Highway Commercial Area
Nth Rockhampton - Norbank Estate Special Use Area
Nth Rockhampton - Norman Road Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - North Rockhampton Centre Commercial Area
Nth Rockhampton - North Rockhampton Residential Consolidation Area
Nth Rockhampton - North Rockhampton Stables Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Park Avenue Industrial Area
Nth Rockhampton - Parkhurst East Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Parkhurst Industrial Area
Nth Rockhampton - Parkhurst Future (Post 2015) Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Parkhurst Rural Area
Nth Rockhampton - Richardson Road Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - Splitters Creek Residential Area
Nth Rockhampton - The Town Common Special Use Area
Nth Rockhampton - Yaamba Road South Commercial Area
Nth Rockhampton - Yeppoon Road Corridor Environmental Protection Area
Sth Rockhampton - Airport Special Use Area
Sth Rockhampton - Allenstown Residential Consolidation Area
Sth Rockhampton - Central Business District Commercial Area
Sth Rockhampton - Depot Hill Residential Area
Sth Rockhampton - Depot Hill Special Use Area
Sth Rockhampton - Inner City North Residential Consolidation Area
Sth Rockhampton - Port Curtis Rural Area
Sth Rockhampton - South Rockhampton Highway Commercial Area
Sth Rockhampton - South Rockhampton Low Impact Industrial Area
Sth Rockhampton - South Rockhampton Rural Area
Sth Rockhampton - The Range North Residential Area
Sth Rockhampton - The Range South Residential Area
Sth Rockhampton - Transport Industrial Area
Sth Rockhampton - Wandal Residential Area

Chapter 5

Introduction to Codes
Activity Centres Code
Aged Care Accommodation Code
Airport Code
Bed and Breakfast Code
Biodiversity & Nature Conservation Code
Bushfire Risk Minimisation Code
Caravan Parks and Cabin Code
Caretakers Residence Code
Child Care Centre Code
City Centre Code
Commercial Centres Self Assessable Code
Community Use Code
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Code
Demolition Code
Environmental Nuisance by Noise and Light Code
External Works and Servicing Code
Filling or Excavation Code
Flood Prone Land Code
Heritage Place Code
Home Occupation & Home Based Business Code
House Code
Industrial Use Code
Industry Self Assessment Code
Intensive Animal Husbandry Code
Landscape Code
Market Code
Multi Unit Dwelling, Accommodation Building & Duplex Code
Norbank Estate Special Use Area Code
Norman Road Residential Area Code
Parking and Access Code
Railway Noise Code
Reconfiguration of Lot Code
Residential - Small Lot code
Residential Design - Character Code
Restricted Premises Code
Rural Use Code
Service Station Code
Signage Code
Sports and Recreation Code
Stables Code
Steep or Unstable Land Code
Swimming Pool Code
Telecommunications Code
Water Quality and Quantity Code

Chapter 6

Planning Policy 1 - Preparation of Environmental Assessment and Management Report
Planning Policy 2 - Erosion and Sediment Control
Planning Policy 3 - Preparation of Geotechnical Reports
Planning Policy 4 - Heritage Places
Planning Policy 5 - Open Space Infrastructure Policy
Planning Policy 6 - Planting Species
Planning Policy 7 -Provision of Bicycle Facilities Policy
Planning Policy 8 - Road Infrastructure Policy
Planning Policy 9 - Signage
Planning Policy 10 - Stormwater Contributions
Planning Policy 11 - Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Policy
Planning Policy 12 - Assessment of Bushfire Hazard Policy
Planning Policy 13 - Road Hierarchy
Planning Policy 14 - Flood Plain Management
Planning Policy 15 - Development Application Requirements
Planning Policy 16 - Car Parking Contributions

Maps

A4 Policy
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 1
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 2
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 3
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 4
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 5
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 6
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 7
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 8
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 10
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 11
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 12
Planning Policy 11 - Water Supply and Sewerage Contributions - Map 13

A3 Maps

Airport Code Map 1 - ANEF Contour MapAirport Code Map 2 - Obstacle Limitation Surface Map
Airport Code Map 3 - Aviation Facilities Sensitive Areas
Airport Code Map 4 - Distance to Runways
Bushfire Risk Minimisation Code Map 1 - Bushfire Prone Land
Bikeways Policy Map
Filling or Excavation Code Map 1 - 5m and 20m AHD
Flood Prone Land Code Map 1 - Flood Hazard Map
Planning Scheme Map 1 - Strategic Framework Map
Planning Scheme Map 2 - Public Open Space
Planning Scheme Map 3 - Height Limitation Map
Planning Scheme Map 4 - Environmentally Sensitive Location
Planning Scheme Map 5 - Waterway Corridor Map
Planning Scheme Map 6 - Planning Areas Key Map
Planning Scheme Map 7 - Infrastructure Map
Railway Noise Code Map 1
Road Hierarchy Policy Map
Steep or Unstable Land Code Map 1 - Slope More Than 15%

 

End Notes

Policies

Policies - Statement of Proposals

Strategies

Strategy - Northeast Parkhurst Master Plan

Council report
Council resolutio

Appendix 1 - Northeast Parkhurst area

Appendix 2 - Northeast Parkhurst Master Plan consultation report

Appendix 3 - Consultation response

Appendix 4 - Site analysis

Appendix 5 - Key development plan

Appendix 6 - Open space plan

Appendix 7 - Road network

Appendix 8 - Sewer catchment plan

Appendix 9 - Stormwater flow plans

Appendix 10 - Water sequencing

Appendix 11 - Land use area (structure plan)

Appendix 12 - Character images plan

Appendix 13 - Explanatory master plan

Appendix 14 - Land use plan

Strategy - Parkhurst-Yeppoon Road Structure Plan

Parkhurst and Yeppoon Road structure plan
Figure 1 - Structure plan locality and subject area
Figure 2 - Planning study land suitability assessment
Figure 3 - Proposed planning area
Figure 4 - Structure plan area land use
Figure 5 - Parkhurst area land use
Figure 6 - Overlay: structure plan area open space network
Figure 7 - Overlay: proposed plan area road hierarchy pre 2020
Figure 8 - Overlay: proposed plan area road hierarchy post 2020
Figure 9 - Overlay: structure plan area pedestrian, cyclist and public transport network
Figure 10 - Overlay: Parkhurst area road reserve widening
Figure 11 - Overlay: structure plan area services and community infrastructure
Figure 12 - Overlay: amenity impacted area

Studies

Study - Urban Heritage and Character Study - September 2000

Study - Citywide Industrial Land Use Strategy - November 2002

Study document

Maps:

Figure 1: Central Queensland Region
Figure 2: Stanwell Corridor
Figure 3: Parkhurst Industrial Precinct
Figure 3a: Parkhurst Industrial Precinct
Figure 4: Kawana-Park Avenue Industrial Precinct
Figure 4a: Kawana-Park Avenue Industrial Precinct
Figure 5: Lakes Creek Industrial Precinct
Figure 5a: Lakes Creek Industrial Precinct
Figure 6: Stanley Street Industrial Precinct
Figure 6a: Stanley Street Industrial Precinct
Figure 7: Port Curtis Industrial Investigation Precinct
Figure 7a: Port Curtis Industrial Investigation Precinct
Figure 8: Airport Industrial Investigation Precinct
Figure 8a: Airport Industrial Investigation Precinct
Figure 9: Rockhampton Industrial Precincts

Study - Centres Planning Strategy - June 2003

Study - Car Parking Strategy - July 2003

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Last Updated: 10/12/2014
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