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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.

Somerset Region Planning Scheme

The Somerset Region Planning Scheme came into force on 1 March 2016. The scheme has been amended twice since its initial adoption with the most recent version coming into effect on 27 April 2018.

The planning scheme presents a framework that regulates and manages land use and development. 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.

Somerset Region Planning Scheme Maps

SRPS Overlay Maps
SRPS Zone Maps

Planning Scheme Use Codes

SRPS 8.2 Use Codes

Schedule 1 - Definitions

Amendments to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme

Changes to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme are called Amendments and may involve a change to a planning scheme map, such as a zoning change, changes to the text of the planning scheme, or both.

The process for amending a planning scheme is set out in the Planning Act 2016 and the Minister's Guidelines and Rules.

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.

Standard Drawings

Landscaping
Roadworks