Forage Gympie Region
Delivering a true paddock to plate experience during the month of May.
Rainbow Beach Tourism Award
Rainbow Beach is a finalist in the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s, Top Tourism Town Award for 2021. Place your vote now to help us win!
EnviroTech Day 2021
A green technology showcase for business and homes.
We all know the Gympie region is the place to be, although if there was a month that you just can’t afford not to be here, it’s got to be May.
We have just launched the ‘Forage Gympie Region’ campaign which highlights and promotes a full month of events, focusing on showcasing our local producers, growers and food-based businesses, right across the region. Some of the region’s premier food and agribusiness operators have signed on as part of the program; delivering a true paddock and farm gate to plate experience.
We want the rest of Australia to discover what we here in the Gympie region have known all along. That we have some of the best primary producers in Australia.
Events include farm trails and tours, tasting train, the Rosella Festival, Mary Valley GourMAY, long lunches, the iconic Gympie Show, and the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, plus much, much more. If you’d like more details, head to our tourism website or council’s Facebook page where you can get the full list of events.
On top of all these events, we also are very proud to be hosting Round 2 of the 2021 Australian Rally Championships from 21-23 May. This round is the only round to be held in Queensland, and comes off the back of a successful round in the ACT.
The event is based at the Gympie showgrounds and we would like to thank both the Turf Club and Show Society for all their work in partnership with council to secure this major event for our region. What we can achieve when we work together always outweighs what we can do alone – thank you again to both groups for your support and work.
There will be spectator points at Brooyar forest on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find more about the event by heading to rally.com.au. Another great event which will highlight our region.
And if that’s not enough, Rainbow Beach has been nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Top Tourism Town Award for 2021. We deserve the win, of course, to let the rest of Australia know just how good our region is, please vote HERE
Mayor Glen Hartwig
Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 Amendment Package 2
Notice is given under the Planning Act 2016, that on 24 February 2021 Gympie Regional Council adopted Amendment Package 2 to the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013. The purpose and general effect of the major, minor and administrative amendments in Amendment Package 2 is to address a wide range of matters including zoning anomalies and resolving priority operational issues to ensure improved clarity and ease of interpretation, including: -
- Updating various Planning Scheme map sets to incorporate new State government data (e.g. Bushfire Hazard);
- Zoning amendments, including removing the Local Development Area (LDA) boundary for the Victory Heights LDA;
- Amendments to the Infrastructure and Operational Works and the Reconfiguring a Lot Codes;
- Amendments to Planning Scheme Policy 1: Development Standards, including: -
- the detail required for stormwater, earthworks, access, roads, retaining walls, intersections, infrastructure design life, demonstrating minimised maintenance and potential of failure, design standards, and SPP changes, uncompleted works bonds no longer accepted, incorporated Inspection and Test Plan and standard Council forms, Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Council’s (WBBROC) Design and Construct standards reference added and updated list of standard drawings (via web link),
- deemed to comply table added in for detention basins, and
- Table SC6.11 in PSP 1 amended to include minimum flood levels previously contained in tables at the end of each zone code.
- New operational works triggers in the Tables of Assessment;
- The introduction of new Home-Based Business and Advertising Devices Codes
- Relocation of certain sections and provisions from zone codes to consolidated codes (to avoid duplication);
- Requirements for private and communal open space for Dual Occupancies;
- Amendments to car parking rates to address anomalies for particular uses;
- General improvements focusing on improving the clarity of Council’s policy intent (e.g. redrafting provisions with clearer language and intent);
- Removal of sections in Planning Scheme Policy 1: Development standards and in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan that refer to water and sewer requirements and replace them with references to the WBBROC Design and Construct Codes (where relevant).
The commencement date for Amendment Package 2 is 15 March 2021, having effect from this date to form a new version, Version 3.0, of the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013. The Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 v3.0 will be available for inspection and purchase at Council’s Planning and Development Directorate located at 29 Channon Street, Gympie during normal office hours.
Copies are available on Council’s website from the date of publication of this notice.