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Council has provided the following information on key Queensland Government resources and legislation related to planning and development.

Referral Agencies

The State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) is the first and only point of contact for development applications where the state has a jurisdiction under the Planning Act 2016. Visit the State Assessment and Referral Agencies website for more information.

Planning in Queensland

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning coordinates planning services for Queensland, including development applications, regional plans, state planning policies and regulatory provisions and infrastructure strategies.  Find out more about planning in Queensland on the Departments website

Regional Plan

The Wide Bay Regional Plan applies to land in the Fraser Coast Region.

State Planning Policy (SPP)

The State Planning Policy (SPP) provides a comprehensive set of principles which underpin Queensland’s planning system to guide local governments and the state government in land use planning and development assessment.

Clearing of Native Vegetation

While the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme 2014 provides for “exempt vegetation clearing” under some circumstances, owners of properties which contain wildlife habitat or remnant vegetation should also refer to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines website for information prior to undertaking any clearing of native vegetation on their property.

Dividing fence disputes

A dividing fence dispute may arise if owners of adjoining properties disagree about fence construction or maintenance.

Visit the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal website for more information.

Tree disputes

A tree dispute is a disagreement between neighbours about one or more trees on adjoining properties.

Visit the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal website for more information.