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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 Planning Act 2016 and The Ministers Guidelines and Rules.

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 originally 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 three times since its initial adoption. The most recent amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme involved a Major Amendment and Administrative Amendment and came into effect on 2 November 2020.

Somerset Region Planning Scheme Maps

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Planning Scheme Use Codes

SRPS 8.2 Use Codes

Schedule 1 - Definitions

Amendments to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme

Council resolved as its Ordinary Council 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 Major Amendment to the planning scheme was open for public consultation from 17 July 2019 until 3 September 2020. During the consultation period three submissions were received. A Consultation Report has been prepared which discusses how the submissions were considered and if applicable how the planning scheme was amended. The Consultation Report can be found at the following link:

Planning Scheme - Version 4 - Consultation Report - March 2020.pdf

On 10 August 2020, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, approved Council’s request to adopt the proposed Major Amendment (Version Four) to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme.

On 14 October 2020, Council resolved, at its Ordinary Meeting, to adopt the Major Amendment and Administrative Amendment to the Somerset Region Planning Scheme. The Somerset Region Planning Scheme – Version Four came into effect on 2 November 2020.

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