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Scenic Rim Planning Scheme
IPA imposes requirements on State and local government through the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS). IDAS aims to co-ordinate and integrate the assessment and conditioning powers of government agencies responsible for administering a range of legislation dealing with development approvals.
The Integrated Planning Act 1997 (Qld) requires each local government authority to prepare a planning scheme. These schemes establish the policy for managing the use and development of land in their local government area.
recognise the local area’s role in the State and the region
encourage economic activity
protect natural and cultural assets for the area
express broadly, and at a detailed level, the outcomes sought to be achieved by new development
allocate land for different uses and for major infrastructure
identify areas that are sensitive to development and that may pose a risk to development
regulate development to achieve the outcomes sought by the planning scheme
Planning schemes in Queensland use tools such as zoning maps, overlay maps, development assessment tables, codes and local planning scheme policies to implement the outcomes sought through development. – Qld Dept of Infrastructure and Planning
Prior to the 2008 Amalgamations, both the Beaudesert and Boonah Shire Councils had prepared and adopted Local Planning Schemes. Creating a draft planning scheme is a large project and can take up to six months to create. The subsequent community consultation and alterations may take another 12 months before a final planning scheme is adopted.
For this reason, it is not likely that a draft planning scheme for the Scenic Rim Region will be available until the end of 2008. Until then, residents development applications will be assessed under the existing Beaudesert and Boonah Planning Schemes.
We want to know what is important to you and your community. Contributing your views and knowledge will help us strike the right balance of environmental, economic and social elements in our planning.