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 and previous versions of the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme and interactive Planning Scheme Mapping.

Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme Table of Amendments 

Date of commencement  

 Planning   scheme   version   number

 Amendment   type

 Summary of amendments

25 November 2019

Version 2

Major Amendment

  • Removal of requirements associated with Table 5.6.1 Building Works;
  • Amended Table of Assessment for Operational works associated with an advertising device, advertising devices code and advertising devices planning scheme policy to provide greater clarity and to include requirements for digital signage;
  • Renaming of Neighbourhood Character Overlay to Character Overlay and updated character mapping and character code provisions;
  • Amended High Density Residential zone table of assessable for retirement facilities to be accepted development;
  • Inclusion of the Kershaw Gardens, Fitzroy River Accommodation and Industry precincts into the tables of assessment and zone codes;
  • Inclusion of administrative definition for self-contained vehicles;
  • Removal of the minor demolition administrative definition;
  • Inclusion of Table SC1.3.1 - index and definitions of advertising devices;
  • Inclusion of short-term accommodation provisions into the residential tables of assessment and zone codes;
  • Amended zoning;
  • Flood hazard overlay code, planning scheme policy and mapping to provide greater clarity and to incorporate the North Rockhampton floodplain management area;
  • Amended stormwater management code and stormwater management planning scheme policy to include water sensitive urban design principles; and
  • General administrative and legislative updates.

 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 adopted the Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme on Tuesday 19 November 2019.  The Major Amendment will commence and be available for viewing as of Monday 25 November 2019. 

Superseded Planning Schemes

The Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme replaced the Fitzroy Shire, Mount Morgan Shire and Rockhampton City Planning Schemes.

View the Superseded Planning Schemes .