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 the use of land 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 Alignment Amendment

An Alignment Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme came into effect on 3 July 2017 to ensure consistency with the requirements of the Planning Act 2016. In summary, the alignment amendment included updating the following:

  • reflect new terminology under the Planning Act 2016;

  • ensuring that the strategic framework is reflected within the relevant codes (zone, development and overlay codes) for code assessable DA’s;

  • editing, removing of duplication, updating outdated documents and the like;

  • provisions related to adult stores have been inserted into the centres zones / specialised centre zone; and

  • removal of the development application requirements planning scheme policy.

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Superseded Planning Schemes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View the Superseded Planning Schemes .