Our Current Planning Scheme

Planning for the future means focusing on what our region is like now, while thinking about what we want for the future.

As our region grows, we need to make sure that we:

  • manage urban growth
  • strengthen our communities
  • assist economic development
  • improve the choices available for where and how we live, work and play.

Our Planning Scheme contributes significantly to these objectives. It helps to:

  • guide decision making in the public interest
  • balance private, government and community interests
  • identify hazards and reduce risks
  • protect environmental, social, cultural and heritage values for the future.

Our region is also supported by the State Government’s Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan. This plan is currently being reviewed by the State Government with a view to completion by July 2023. For further information, please visit the departments website here.

This plan further guides land use and development in the region.

The Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme was adopted at Council’s Special General Meeting held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

This Planning Scheme commenced on Monday 1 July 2013.

Click on the below button to view our current planning scheme or take a look at the Planning Scheme maps below.

Planning Scheme v3.0

Design and Construction Code - Water and Sewerage

Gympie Regional Council follow the WBBROC Design and Construction Code for consistency across the Wide Bay Burnett when designing and constructing new water supply and sewerage assets.

This was previously known as the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) Design and Construction Code.

FAQ - Planning Scheme

  • The Planning Scheme contains Gympie Regional Council’s intentions for the future development in the planning scheme area over the next 20 years.

    • All public and private land
    • Roads
    • Internal waterways and
    • Local government tidal areas
  • Yes, the following Amendment and Resolutions have been added:

Planning Scheme GIS Data Files

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