Proposed Isaac Regional Planning Scheme consultation

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Council has undertaken a review of the previous submissions made during the first round of consultation in 2018, and identified a number of areas of the scheme requiring amendment and further consultation, as follows:

  • Comprehensive review of coastal hazard impacts and introduction of a ‘township zone – holiday and residence precinct’ in the Isaac coastal communities to reflect the future vision of the Isaac coast.
  • Review of urban zoning changes to reflect areas which require further detailed planning, or to reflect current land uses
  • Review of minimum lot sizes in residential zones to maximise opportunities for infill development in areas where land availability is constrained by mining tenures

As a result of the significant changes to these planning scheme provisions, Council is required to renotify the document for a period of at least 20 business days. Consultation has now been extended to 20 July 2020.

Submissions can be lodged:

  • ONLINE: Make a submission through and click on consultation
  • VIA EMAIL: with Planning Scheme Submission in the subject line
  • BY POST: Isaac Regional Council, PO Box 97 Moranbah, QLD 4744, addressed to Planning Scheme Submission
  • IN PERSON: Delivered to any Isaac Regional Council library at Clermont, Dysart, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, Carmila or St Lawrence.

Valid submissions must be made in writing, have address of submitter(s), be signed by all submitters (unless lodged digitally), state the grounds of the submission plus circumstances relied upon to support the submission, and be submitted no later than 20 July 2020.

For more information call Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

What is a planning scheme?

A planning scheme describes Council’s plan for the future direction of the region by providing a framework for planning and development.
It helps to address the economic, social and environmental needs and aspirations of local communities and the wider region, focusing on land use, development, infrastructure and valuable features of the area.
Specifically, a planning scheme:
  • Regulates future development and land use activities;
  • Identifies the region’s preferred growth pattern;
  • Manages community, state and regional interests and
  • expectations; and
  • Includes a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) to ensure communities and businesses have the right services.

Coastal hazard planning

Following consultation in 2018, Council has undertaken an extensive review of coastal hazard impacts along the Isaac Coast.

The study, discussed with residents in October 2019, has led to the removal of the Limited Development zone along the Isaac Coast, and detailed provisions showing reduced extents for forecast storm time and erosion impacts. Further information is contained in the factsheets section of this site.


How will it affect you?

The proposed Isaac Regional Planning Scheme will apply to land that you own or rent.

It also applies to the land around you, affects what you can do with your land and what your neighbour can do with theirs. The proposed planning scheme may result in changes to the way you use your property in the future.