Planning Scheme Amendment


About the Planning Scheme Amendment

Rockhampton Regional Council is currently seeking feedback on the proposed amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme.

Amendments are required from time to time to keep a Planning Scheme up to date and operating effectively. An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (for example: a change of zone), a change to the written part of the scheme, or both.

This amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning is considered to be major as a number of substantial changes have been made to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme that need to be communicated through the public consultation process.


What are the major amendments to the Planning Scheme?

  • New mapping and provisions for residential and commercial character buildings;
  • Updated flood mapping to include revised hazard categories (Fitzroy River Flood) and areas protected by temporary levees (North Rockhampton Flood Management Area);
  • Introduction of Fitzroy River accommodation precinct and Fitzroy River industry precinct along Quay Street (between Stanley Street and Arthur Street) to allow for fishing and boating related activities and short term accommodation;
  • Introduction of the Kershaw Gardens precinct;
  • Provisions related to office activities within the Principle Centre zone - Quay Street precinct have been updated to allow office accommodation at the ground floor level along Quay Lane;
  • The High Density Residential zone levels of assessment have been reduced to enable the conversion of existing buildings (such as apartments) to become short-term accommodation, retirement villages, rooming accommodation etc.
  • Updating mapping and provisions to reflect changes to State Planning Policy mapping;
  • New provisions in residential zones to allow limited short-term accommodation land use activities when reusing existing dwellings;
  • Revised provisions and levels of assessment for advertising devises including changes to digital signage requirements;
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles have been introduced into development codes and planning scheme policies; and
  • Administrative updates and changes.


Making a Submission

Any comments with respect to the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment must:

  • be in writing and signed by each person who made the submission (or made electronically); and
  • include the name and address of each person who is making the submission; state a postal address or email address of each person who is making the submission; and
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of those grounds; and
  • be made to Rockhampton Regional Council; and
  • be received by Council on or before Friday 14 June 2019 (which has been extended from the original date of 17 May 2019).


How to lodge a properly made submission:

  • Online via: engage.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au
  • By email: planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au
  • In person at: Council's Customer Service Centres
  • By Mail, addressed to: Planning Scheme Submission, PO Box 1860 Rockhampton QLD 4700.


Further information

To find out more about the Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme, you can view the amendments online at Rock e Plan, by emailing planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au or calling Council on 1300 22 55 77 or (07) 4932 9000.

If you have any questions about the Planning Scheme Amendment and would like to speak to one of our team face to face, we will be available for a discussion at the following locations on the provided dates.

  • Allenstown Square (Information Booth) - 1st May 2019
  • Stocklands Shopping Centre (Information Booth) - 4th May 2019
  • Kern Arcade Markets (Information Booth) - 5th May 2019
  • City Centre Plaza (Information Booth) - 8th May 2019



About the Planning Scheme Amendment

Rockhampton Regional Council is currently seeking feedback on the proposed amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme.

Amendments are required from time to time to keep a Planning Scheme up to date and operating effectively. An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (for example: a change of zone), a change to the written part of the scheme, or both.

This amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning is considered to be major as a number of substantial changes have been made to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme that need to be communicated through the public consultation process.


What are the major amendments to the Planning Scheme?

  • New mapping and provisions for residential and commercial character buildings;
  • Updated flood mapping to include revised hazard categories (Fitzroy River Flood) and areas protected by temporary levees (North Rockhampton Flood Management Area);
  • Introduction of Fitzroy River accommodation precinct and Fitzroy River industry precinct along Quay Street (between Stanley Street and Arthur Street) to allow for fishing and boating related activities and short term accommodation;
  • Introduction of the Kershaw Gardens precinct;
  • Provisions related to office activities within the Principle Centre zone - Quay Street precinct have been updated to allow office accommodation at the ground floor level along Quay Lane;
  • The High Density Residential zone levels of assessment have been reduced to enable the conversion of existing buildings (such as apartments) to become short-term accommodation, retirement villages, rooming accommodation etc.
  • Updating mapping and provisions to reflect changes to State Planning Policy mapping;
  • New provisions in residential zones to allow limited short-term accommodation land use activities when reusing existing dwellings;
  • Revised provisions and levels of assessment for advertising devises including changes to digital signage requirements;
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles have been introduced into development codes and planning scheme policies; and
  • Administrative updates and changes.


Making a Submission

Any comments with respect to the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment must:

  • be in writing and signed by each person who made the submission (or made electronically); and
  • include the name and address of each person who is making the submission; state a postal address or email address of each person who is making the submission; and
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of those grounds; and
  • be made to Rockhampton Regional Council; and
  • be received by Council on or before Friday 14 June 2019 (which has been extended from the original date of 17 May 2019).


How to lodge a properly made submission:

  • Online via: engage.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au
  • By email: planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au
  • In person at: Council's Customer Service Centres
  • By Mail, addressed to: Planning Scheme Submission, PO Box 1860 Rockhampton QLD 4700.


Further information

To find out more about the Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Region Planning Scheme, you can view the amendments online at Rock e Plan, by emailing planningscheme@rrc.qld.gov.au or calling Council on 1300 22 55 77 or (07) 4932 9000.

If you have any questions about the Planning Scheme Amendment and would like to speak to one of our team face to face, we will be available for a discussion at the following locations on the provided dates.

  • Allenstown Square (Information Booth) - 1st May 2019
  • Stocklands Shopping Centre (Information Booth) - 4th May 2019
  • Kern Arcade Markets (Information Booth) - 5th May 2019
  • City Centre Plaza (Information Booth) - 8th May 2019