Proposed amendments to the Planning Scheme

To make sure that council responds to the developing needs of our community, changes need to be made to the Planning Scheme from time to time.

Council resolved to make the proposed amendment to the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 Version 3.0 at its ordinary meeting 28 June 2022.

Summary of Amendment Package 3

Amendment Package 3 is a major amendment package that addresses a range of matters including zoning, and amendments to streamline development and improve usability of the document. Proposed changes for AM3 include:

  • removal of the Local Development Area (LDA) designation from the East Deep Creek industrial area;
  • rezoning of the low impact industry land at Southside to Residential Living and Limited Development – Constrained land;
  • an increase in the number of caravans, tent sites or cabins permitted without a development application within the Rural zone from four (4) eight (8);
  • changes to levels of assessment for Tourist Parks in relation to Recreational Vehicle sites on Council owned or controlled land.
  • clarification of the levels of assessment for operational work and for dwelling houses proposed on unmaintained roads;
  • amendments to update the design criteria in Planning Scheme Policy 1: Development Standards; and
  • minor administrative corrections.

For further information about the Amendment Package 3, contact the Planning Team on 1300 307 800 or via email at

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