Draft Cassowary Coast Planning Scheme 2014

Consultation has concluded.

Planning for our FutueThank you to all who participated in the public consultation process for the draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies. The public consultation period has now concluded and the submissions period has closed.


The public consultation period took place from 5 May 2014 to 11 July 2014.

15 Public Meetings and 8 Drop in Sessions were held throughout the Region during this period.


Council will now consider each submission received and make changes to the draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies in response to submissions.  Each submitter will receive a letter outlining how their submission was addressed by Council.  A report outlining how each submission was dealt with will also be available to the public.

The draft Planning Scheme will then be re-submitted to the State government for final approval to adopt the Planning Scheme. Once Council receives State government approval, Council will adopt the Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies.  The Planning Scheme will then become the Planning Scheme that applies to the Cassowary Coast Region.

Final adoption of the Planning Scheme is expected to have occurred by the end of 2014.

Planning for our FutueThank you to all who participated in the public consultation process for the draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies. The public consultation period has now concluded and the submissions period has closed.


The public consultation period took place from 5 May 2014 to 11 July 2014.

15 Public Meetings and 8 Drop in Sessions were held throughout the Region during this period.


Council will now consider each submission received and make changes to the draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies in response to submissions.  Each submitter will receive a letter outlining how their submission was addressed by Council.  A report outlining how each submission was dealt with will also be available to the public.

The draft Planning Scheme will then be re-submitted to the State government for final approval to adopt the Planning Scheme. Once Council receives State government approval, Council will adopt the Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies.  The Planning Scheme will then become the Planning Scheme that applies to the Cassowary Coast Region.

Final adoption of the Planning Scheme is expected to have occurred by the end of 2014.

Consultation has concluded.
  • The Story So Far

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    The Planning Scheme project commenced on 8 October 2009, when Council resolved to prepare a new Planning Scheme.  Following this, sessions were held with stakeholder groups to obtain feedback on the broad strategic components to direct the development of the Planning Scheme.
    A Statement of Proposals was then prepared for the new Planning Scheme and was released for public consultation between 6 May 2010 and 5 July 2010.  A number of submissions were received and these were taken into account in the drafting of the new Scheme.
    The lengthy process of drafting the new Planning Scheme commenced once consultation on the Statement of Proposals was completed.  This process was complicated by numerous changes in State requirements relating to the preparation of planning schemes.
    During this process, a number of studies were carried out for the new Planning Scheme, including the Cassowary Coast Regional Council flood study update, a housing needs assessment for the Region and the Innisfail Urban Growth Study.
    Different data was obtained from the State government, including agricultural land mapping, bushfire hazard mapping, waterway envelope mapping, areas of ecological significance mapping and waterway and wetland mapping.  Data was also obtained from other sources such as Terrain and the Federal government.  Consultation was carried out with the Region's heritage groups to compile the list of local heritage places included in the new Planning Scheme.
    The Planning Scheme was submitted for State interest review in September 2012. The State interest review was a lengthy process complicated by further changes in State requirements relating to planning schemes and land use planning in general.
    Council received formal approval from the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning that the Planning Scheme could be released for public consultation on completion of the State interest review process on 24 April 2014.
    The draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies were released for public consultation on 5 May 2014. Public consultation concluded on the 11 July 2014. During this period 15 public meetings and 8 drop in session were held throughout the region. Council officers attended stakeholder requested meetings, participated in workshops with stakeholder groups, met with customers and answered queries. Public consultation of the draft Planning Scheme was advertised in local newspapers, on posters distributed throughout the region and was mentioned on the radio. A number of submissions were received during this period and Council is now working through these submissions and deciding what amendments are required to the Planning Scheme in response to submissions.

    The Planning Scheme project commenced on 8 October 2009, when Council resolved to prepare a new Planning Scheme.  Following this, sessions were held with stakeholder groups to obtain feedback on the broad strategic components to direct the development of the Planning Scheme.
    A Statement of Proposals was then prepared for the new Planning Scheme and was released for public consultation between 6 May 2010 and 5 July 2010.  A number of submissions were received and these were taken into account in the drafting of the new Scheme.
    The lengthy process of drafting the new Planning Scheme commenced once consultation on the Statement of Proposals was completed.  This process was complicated by numerous changes in State requirements relating to the preparation of planning schemes.
    During this process, a number of studies were carried out for the new Planning Scheme, including the Cassowary Coast Regional Council flood study update, a housing needs assessment for the Region and the Innisfail Urban Growth Study.
    Different data was obtained from the State government, including agricultural land mapping, bushfire hazard mapping, waterway envelope mapping, areas of ecological significance mapping and waterway and wetland mapping.  Data was also obtained from other sources such as Terrain and the Federal government.  Consultation was carried out with the Region's heritage groups to compile the list of local heritage places included in the new Planning Scheme.
    The Planning Scheme was submitted for State interest review in September 2012. The State interest review was a lengthy process complicated by further changes in State requirements relating to planning schemes and land use planning in general.
    Council received formal approval from the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning that the Planning Scheme could be released for public consultation on completion of the State interest review process on 24 April 2014.
    The draft Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies were released for public consultation on 5 May 2014. Public consultation concluded on the 11 July 2014. During this period 15 public meetings and 8 drop in session were held throughout the region. Council officers attended stakeholder requested meetings, participated in workshops with stakeholder groups, met with customers and answered queries. Public consultation of the draft Planning Scheme was advertised in local newspapers, on posters distributed throughout the region and was mentioned on the radio. A number of submissions were received during this period and Council is now working through these submissions and deciding what amendments are required to the Planning Scheme in response to submissions.