Strategic planning focuses on what the region is like now, and how we would like the region to be in the future. It considers the influences and impacts on our region and looks at ways to manage it's growth into the future.
Good planning is the best way to:
- manage urban growth
- strengthen our communities
- facilitate economic development
- improve the choices available for where and how we live, work and play.
A planning strategy helps to:
- facilitate decision making in the public interest
- balance private, government and community interests
- identify hazards and reduce risks
- protect environmental, social, cultural and heritage values for the future.
The Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 was prepared to perform this role.
Additionally, at a regional level, State Government administers the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan to guide land use and development in the region.
Planning Strategy and Major Projects
Our Planning Strategy and Major Projects Branch are dedicated to best practice planning in:
- local and regional land-use planning and advocacy
- region-wide planning scheme and planning scheme policy development
- local interpretation of legislation and state planning instruments
- open space, sport and recreation planning
- heritage planning
- urban design and place-making projects.