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.

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:

Superseded Planning Schemes

The Planning Schemes below have been superseded by the current version of the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013.

Superseded Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013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:

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