Somerset Region Planning Scheme Somerset Region Planning Scheme

WHAT IS A PLANNING SCHEME?

A planning scheme is a statutory planning instrument prepared pursuant to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and the Queensland Planning Provisions.

The planning scheme presents a framework that regulates and manages land use and development in Somerset Region. The principle underpinning the planning scheme is to ensure that social, ecological and economic environments are sustainable into the future. The planning scheme provides a strategic and integrated basis for responding to the challenges of population growth and land use management into the future.

The Somerset Region Planning Scheme came into force on 1 March 2016. For further enquiries, please contact Council's planning section on (07) 5424 4000.

Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) and Planning Scheme Policy Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) and Planning Scheme Policy

Somerset Regional Council, in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Statutory Guideline 01/16 provides notice of the public consultation period for the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) and Planning Scheme Policy – Design Standards (PSP). Following adoption the draft LGIP and PSP will replace the existing Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) and form part of Council’s Planning Scheme for Somerset and will apply to the entire Somerset Region.

 

Public Consultation Period

The public consultation period will start on Friday 2 June 2017 and finish on Monday 17 July 2017.

 

During the public consultation period the draft LGIP and PSP can be viewed on Council’s website, www.somerset.qld.gov.au and at Council’s offices:

Kilcoy: 15 Kennedy Street;

Esk: 2 Redbank Street; and

Lowood: 1 Walters Street.

 

Submissions

Anyone can make a written submission about any aspect of the draft LGIP or PSP. A properly made submission must:

  • be in writing (including by electronic means);
  • include the full name and residential address of each person making the submission;
  • be signed by each person making the submission (unless made electronically);
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds;
  • be made to the Somerset Regional Council; and
  • be received by Council before 5pm, Monday 17 July 2017.

 

Submissions can be lodged:

  • by email to mail@somerset.qld.gov.au;
  • by fax on (07) 5424 4099
  • by mail to PO Box 117 Esk Qld 4312; and
  • in person at Council’s offices in Kilcoy, Esk and Lowood.

 

For more information:

  • visit Council’s website www.somerset.qld.gov.au
  • phone (07) 5424 4000; or
  • email mail@somerset.qld.gov.au; or
  • book an appointment with one of Council’s planning officers.

Draft Local Government Infastructure Plan and Planning Scheme Policy Draft Local Government Infastructure Plan and Planning Scheme Policy

Draft Planning Scheme