Isaac Regional Council continues work on new Planning Scheme

Isaac Regional Council is undertaking further consultation on its new planning scheme. Council has also commenced consultation on its draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

Council has undertaken a review of the previous submissions made during the first round of consultation in 2018, and decided a number of areas of the planning scheme require amendment and further consultation, as follows:

  • Comprehensive review of coastal hazard impacts and introduction of a ‘township zone – holiday and residence precinct’ in the Isaac coastal communities to reflect the future vision of the Isaac coast.
  • Review of urban zoning changes to reflect areas which require further detailed planning, or to reflect current land uses
  • Review of minimum lot sizes in residential zones to maximise opportunities for infill development.

Council resolved in late May to publicly notify a draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) that will form part of the proposed Isaac Region Planning Scheme. The draft LGIP uses assumptions about the scale of development, infrastructure demands, and assumed growth to identify the required infrastructure to the year 2036 to support the planning scheme. It would apply to all of the Isaac Region Council area, including that area that was previously contained in the Moranbah Priority Development Area.

Members are strongly encouraged to review council’s material on the second consultation of the planning scheme and the draft LGIP.

The Institute made a submission during council’s initial consultation phase raising concern with aspects of the coastal hazard and flood planning.

If members have any views regarding the draft planning scheme or LGIP, or questions, please contact Policy Executive, Robert Tily.

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