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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.

Proposed Major Amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 August 2018 to prepare a Major Amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme.

On 22 May 2019 Somerset Regional Council received notification from the Minister of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning that the proposed major amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme can commence public consultation.

The purpose and general effect of the proposed amendment is a combination of changes which have resulted from policy adjustments by Council and the State, general improvements to the scheme, being readability as well as correcting errors identified following implementation of the scheme.

The amended planning scheme and relevant maps are as follows:

Submissions can be made up to and including Monday, 2 September 2019 and must include the following information:

          (a) signed by each person who made the submission; and

          (b) the name and residential or business address of all submission-makers; and

          (c) its grounds, and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds; and

          (d) one postal or electronic address for service relating to the submission for all submission-makers.

Submissions about any aspect of the proposed amendment may be made to the local government. Submissions should be directed to:

Somerset Regional Council
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 117
ESK QLD 4312

Email: mail@somerset.qld.gov.au

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