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.
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.
A number of amendments have been made to the Planning Scheme since its commencement. 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.
Planning Scheme Amendments
The process of amending a Planning Scheme is a normal and necessary part of maintaining the integrity of Councils planning framework and something that most local governments undertake periodically. This process seeks to improve the clarity of planning policy and operation of the Planning Scheme in guiding good development outcomes, as well as responding to changing community needs. To find out more about amendments that are currently proposed to the Planning Scheme, click here
Local Development Area Structure Plans
There are Local Development Area designations in place for Southside, Victory Heights and East Deep Creek. Click here to read more about Local Development Areas and any associated Structure Plans
Planning Scheme Factsheets
Council has developed a number of factsheets regarding common questions arising from the implementation and interpretation of the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013:
- Advertising Device Factsheet
- Amendment Package 2 to the Gympie Regional Planning Schemem 2013 Factsheet
- Home Based Business Code Factsheet
- Character Residential Zone Factsheet
- Planning Scheme Zone Factsheet - Limited Development Zone (Constrained Land)
- Temporary Use Factsheet
Superseded Planning Schemes
The Planning Schemes below have been superseded by the current version of the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013.
Historic Planning Schemes
Prior to amalgamation in 2008, the respective Shires that now make up the Gympie Regional Council Government Area administered individual planning schemes. These include:
- Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013
- Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 v1.1
- Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 v1.2
- Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 v1.3
- Former Cooloola Shire Council Planning Scheme
- Former Kilkivan Shire Council Planning Scheme
- Former Tiaro Shire Council Planning Scheme
Please note: Updates to Council’s interactive online maps (IntraMaps) to incorporate the Planning Scheme mapping changes from Amendment Package 2 into the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 (Version 3.0) will occur and be available to view on 15 March 2021 (commencement date). Prior to this commencement date, to enquire into whether your property’s zoning has been amended, please check the Table of Zoning Amendments as referenced above. Any other amendments to maps e.g. bushfire hazard, can be viewed by clicking here