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.

Planning Scheme Documents Planning Scheme Documents

Adoption of Amendments to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme Adoption of Amendments to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme

At Council's Ordinary Meeting of 11 April 2018, it was resolved to adopt a LGIP Amendment and a Major Amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme. The purpose and general effect of the amendments is to replace the Somerset Regional Council's Priority Infrastructure Plan with a Local Government Infrastructure Plan and introduction of a new Planning Scheme Policy 4 – Design Standards to support the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan identifies the Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure that are necessary to service urban development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable way.

Planning Scheme Policy 4 – Design Standards seeks to provide a uniform standard for infrastructure and works associated with development across the Somerset Region.

The amendments, which start on 23 April 2018, is available here, Somerset Region Planning Scheme (PDF)and at Council’s offices at Esk, Lowood and Kilcoy.