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 23 November 2017 to create the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 version 2.0.


Planning Scheme Amendments

Since November 2017, Council has identified further amendments that need to be made to the current Planning Scheme to:

  • support better planning outcomes and more efficient development assessment
  • clarify existing policy decisions
  • establish new policy based on informed planning investigations.

From 8 July 2019 to 2 August 2019, Council invited the public to review and comment on the proposed amendments in Amendment Package 2 to the Planning Scheme.

At the end of the consultation period, Council had received 77 submissions from individuals, businesses, and community-based organisations. Council is currently reviewing each submission on its merits and will consider how the issues raise in the submissions could be address in the Planning Scheme.

Click here to read more about the proposed amendments and the next steps in the review process.


Temporary Local Planning Instrument

There is currently a Temporary Local Planning Instrument in place for the Southside Local Development Area and a second Temporary Local Planning Instrument for the Protection of biodiversity values across the region has been adopted by Council and is awaiting Ministerial signoff. Click here to read more about Temporary Local Planning Instruments and the Temporary Local Planning Instrument that is in effect for the Southside Local Development Area.


Local Development Area Structure Plans

There are Local Development Area Structure Plans in place for Southside, Victory Heights and East Deep Creek. Click here to read more about Local Development Areas and the Local Development Areas that are in effect or under consultation.

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: