The Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme (2013) underpins the intention for future development across the region over the next 20 years. The Planning Scheme applies to the entire Gympie Region, including all premises, roads, internal waterways and local government tidal areas.

Council aims to support and facilitate economic, environmental and investment development across the region in accordance with the Planning Scheme.  

Council can support residents in building dwellings and additions to their home or property, as well as with development and advertising applications.