The core local planning instrument in Queensland is the planning scheme. Every local government has a planning scheme, which is effectively a statement of the local planning framework against which development proposals are made and considered.
A local planning scheme takes into account both local policy intentions for areas and any state interests prescribed by the state government in the State Planning Provisions. Most development across the state is assessed against local planning schemes
Council’s Planning Scheme was developed through consultation with the Burke Shire community and with assistance from the State Government of Queensland. The Scheme was adopted by Council at the January 2020 and has a commencement date of 7 February 2020.
Hard copies of the Scheme can be purchased from Council’s Administration Office in Burketown.