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Planning Scheme amendments Planning Scheme amendments

A Planning Scheme is a dynamic document that provides a tool to manage growth and change in the local government area.  To ensure the Planning Scheme remains a leading and modern planning tool, amendments are used to make changes where required in response to legislation updates or introduction of new policies.

Proposed amendments on public notification

Fraser Coast Regional Council proposes amendments to the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014.  The amendment includes:

  1. An interim local government infrastructure plan (LGIP) amendment in accordance with section 21 of the Planning Act 2016.  This relates specifically to the inclusion of Richard Charles Drive, from Main Street to Kawungan Way/ Urraween Road Extension intersection, as a “Future Major Collector” trunk road.  
  2. Qualified state interest amendments in accordance with section 20 of the Planning Act 2016 made up of the following changes:
    1. Proposed amendments to the telecommunications facility code revises the acceptable outcomes and performance outcomes to address new technology which was not anticipated when the code was originally drafted.
    2. Add market as “accepted subject to requirements” in the local centre zone and neighbourhood centre zone to reflect the acceptable outcome AO1 of the market code.
    3. Correct errors in outdoor sales assessment benchmarks within the Part 5 tables of assessment and increase the level of assessment in the low impact industry zone from accepted subject to requirements to code assessment for outdoor sales that are not located on a premises which was lawfully established for business or industry activities to improve consistency;
    4. Amend the reconfiguring a lot code to include:
      1. Performance outcome requirements for the connection of lots within a serviced area to sewer and water;
      2. requirements for lots that are capable of further reconfiguration; and
      3. requirements for the retention of existing buildings and structures
    5. Fix onerous level of assessment for an educational establishment when within existing buildings in the retail core precinct of the Pialba principal activity centre local plan area and the retail focus and wharf street precincts of the Maryborough principal activity centre local plan area.

Proposed amendments are available in the below folders or can be viewed/purchased at Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Information sessions

Planning Officers will be available to discuss the proposed amendments at drop-in sessions at the following locations;

  • Brolga Theatre (5 Walker Street, Maryborough) - Monday, 12 March 2018 at 4pm.
  • Hervey Bay Community Centre (22 Charles Street, Pialba) - Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 4pm. 


Submissions can be lodged by any person via email to; mailed to Council and addressed to the CEO C/- Strategic Planning, PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay Qld 4655; or in person at a Council office. 

To lodge a properly made submission please include:

  • Name of submission-maker(s);

  • Residential or business address of submission-maker(s);

  • One (1) postal or electronic address if lodging on behalf of multiple submission-makers;

  • Signature(s) of submission-maker(s); and

  • Grounds (reasons) for the submission and the facts and circumstances in support of the grounds.

A submission template is available by clicking here and a fact sheet on the amendments is available by clicking here .

‚ÄčSubmissions close at 4.45pm Friday, 6 April 2018.

Contact us 

If you have questions about the amendments, contact Council’s Planning and Growth Department by email at or by phone 1300 79 49 29.