Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme

The Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme was adopted at Council's Special General Meeting held on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 and commenced on Monday, 1 July 2013.

A number of amendments have been made to the Planning Scheme since its commencement, creating superseded and historic Planning Schemes. For details click here

The most recent amendments to the Planning Scheme commenced on 15 March 2021 to create the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 version 3.0.

The Planning Scheme is a living document which sets out the Gympie Regional Council's intention for the future development in the Planning Scheme Area, 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.

Table 5.7 Tourist accommodation zone in the table of assessments references precincts within the Plan of Development No. 1/90 of the development approval for Rainbow Shores. For a copy of this plan of development click here

Planning Scheme Maps

The Planning Scheme maps form part of the Planning Scheme and set out the Strategic Plan, zoning, overlays and advisory mapping and Local Government Infrastructure Plan maps.


Natural Watercourses

Table 5.29 Operational Work (excluding Advertising Device) in the Planning Scheme requires certain types of operational work to not interfere with natural watercourses. To determine the location of a natural watercourse over a site please click here to be directed to State government mapping containing the most up to date information.

The ‘Vegetation Management’ topic contains a layer called “Vegetation management watercourse/ drainage – 1:100,000 and 1:250,000”.  When switched on a map will be produced showing the waterways in blue.

For further information, please contact council’s Development Assessment Team on 07 5481 0454.


Gympie Regional Council Standard Drawings

As indicated under Table SC6.14 Gympie Regional Council Standard Drawings in the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 click here to view Council’s standard drawings.


Cooloola Coast Minimum Floor Levels

At the Council Ordinary meeting on 13 June 2012, Gympie Regional Council resolved to adopt minimum floor levels be set at 2.8m AHD at Tin Can Bay, 3.0m AHD at Cooloola Cove, and 2.8m AHD at Rainbow Beach (excluding Rainbow Shores). These adopted floor levels are stated on the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 Storm Surge Advisory Maps. 


Local Government Infrastructure Plan Extrinsic Material

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan's (LGIP) extrinsic material documents supporting information and the methodology Council used to prepare the LGIP, including specifics for each trunk infrastructure network. A schedule of works model, identifying the trunk infrastructure that is required to be delivered across the region till 2013, has been prepared by Council as part of the preparation of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan. The schedule of works model can be found here:

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan extrinsic material is available for inspection and purchase at Council’s Planning and Development Directorate located at 29 Channon Street, Gympie during normal office hours.

Adopted Resolutions

Adopted Resolutions that accompany the Planning Scheme include the Amenity and Aesthetics Resolution and the Infrastructure Charges Resolution.


Related information

Advertising Device Code Factsheet

Amendment Package 2 to the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 Factsheet

Home based business Factsheet

Planning Scheme Zone Fact Sheet - Limited Development Zone (Constrained Land)

Temporary Use Factsheet

Tourist Parks Factsheet

Adopted resolutions