Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme - Major Amendment

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UPDATE: On 14 November 2019, Council received a notice from the Minister, that Council may adopt the proposed planning scheme amendment, with no conditions.

Council adopted the Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme on 19 November 2019. The amendment will commence on 25 November 2019.


Submission Period

Community consultation has now closed. Council have carefully reviewed all submissions against the provisions of the Planning Act 2016, the proposed planning scheme amendment and the interests of the community as a whole. On Tuesday 6 August 2019, Council formally adopted a response to the specific issues raised in the submissions received and adopted the Community Consultation Summary Report which summarises the major issues raised in more than 80 submissions.

Next Steps

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the proposed amendment to the Planning Scheme has been updated to include adopted changes resulting from public consultation, and has been forwarded to the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for final review. The Minister will advise Council if it can proceed with adoption of the proposed amendment, with or without additional conditions. Council will then formally consider adoption of the amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme and determine a commencement date, which will be advised via Council’s website and local media.

Further Information:

To find out more about the proposed amendment, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 1300 22 55 77 or planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au.

UPDATE: On 14 November 2019, Council received a notice from the Minister, that Council may adopt the proposed planning scheme amendment, with no conditions.

Council adopted the Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme on 19 November 2019. The amendment will commence on 25 November 2019.


Submission Period

Community consultation has now closed. Council have carefully reviewed all submissions against the provisions of the Planning Act 2016, the proposed planning scheme amendment and the interests of the community as a whole. On Tuesday 6 August 2019, Council formally adopted a response to the specific issues raised in the submissions received and adopted the Community Consultation Summary Report which summarises the major issues raised in more than 80 submissions.

Next Steps

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the proposed amendment to the Planning Scheme has been updated to include adopted changes resulting from public consultation, and has been forwarded to the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for final review. The Minister will advise Council if it can proceed with adoption of the proposed amendment, with or without additional conditions. Council will then formally consider adoption of the amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme and determine a commencement date, which will be advised via Council’s website and local media.

Further Information:

To find out more about the proposed amendment, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 1300 22 55 77 or planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au.