A Planning Scheme is a legal instrument that sets out the provisions for land use, development and protection. The function of a Planning Scheme is to facilitate fair, orderly, economic and sustainable use of land, by providing for the individual needs of an area.
It regulates the use and development of land within the municipality. The Planning Scheme specifies that certain types of use or development can only be carried out if a Development Permit is granted. Click below to download the Planning Scheme for your area.
The South Burnett Region currently has four separate planning schemes — one each for the former Kingaroy, Nanango, Murgon and Wondai Shire Councils. These former Shire Councils were amalgamated into the South Burnett Regional Council in 2008. To help us move forward together as a region, it’s important to have one planning scheme that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Region.
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