Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme

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The Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme commenced on Monday 24 August 2015. The Planning Scheme is Council’s most important tool for guiding the Region’s future growth and development. Prepared to provide a consistent approach to land use planning throughout the region the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme replaced the Fitzroy Shire, Mount Morgan Shire and Rockhampton City Planning Schemes.

View and search the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme through Council's online planning service, Rock e Plan. Rock e Plan provides an online planning and development service to view and search the current Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme and interactive Planning Scheme Mapping.

Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme Table of Amendments 

 Date of   adoption 

 Planning   scheme   version   number

 Amendment   type

 Summary of amendments

 3 July 2017

 Version 1.1

Alignment Amendment

  • Align with new terminology under the Planning Act 2016;  
  • Strategic framework reflected within the relevant codes (zone, development and overlay codes) for code assessment;  
  • Editing, removing of duplication, updating outdated documents and the like; and  
  • Removal of the development application requirements planning scheme policy.

 24 August   2015

 Version 1 

 Original  planning scheme

 

  • Prepared to provide a consistent approach for land use planning throughout the region. The Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme replaced the Fitzroy Shire, Mount Morgan Shire and Rockhampton City Planning Schemes.

Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme Major Amendment

Rockhampton Regional Council has commenced a major amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme. Under section 18 of the Planning Act 2016, Council is undertaking a tailored process for the major amendment and is currently in the state interest review phase.

The steps for undertaking the major amendment are outlined below:

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Superseded Planning Schemes

The Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme replaces the Fitzroy Shire, Mount Morgan Shire and Rockhampton City Planning Schemes. The Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme deals with new development and will not change established land use rights.  Development applications submitted after the adoption of the new planning scheme can be requested to be assessed by Council under the provisions of previous relevant planning schemes for a period of 12 months.

View the Superseded Planning Schemes .