Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006

In accordance with the Queensland Government's local government boundary reforms, parts of the Ipswich City Council local government area became part of Scenic Rim Regional Council on 15 March 2008. Scenic Rim Regional Council now administers all development and land use planning within this area.

The current version of the Ipswich Planning Scheme came into effect on 20 June 2018. It incorporates Amendments 1, 2, 4 & 5. 


Planning Scheme variations

The version of the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006 operating in the area administered by Ipswich City Council is different to the version of the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006 operating in the Scenic Rim Regional Council area. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct version of the planning scheme when preparing their applications.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument

Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/2017 (Flood Hazard) (TLPI) is a local planning instrument which suspends and overrides the operation (in part) of Council's planning schemes.  The TLPI applies new provisions for the Scenic Rim that either update or introduce a flood hazard overlay map and code that applies to development in a Flood Hazard Area. Development that is proposed on land affected by flood must check mapping (the Overlay maps) and refer to the TLPI. 

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View Council's  Flood Aware Page for more information about flooding in the region.

Adopted Amendments

Amendment  No.


Commencement Date


Incorporation of Priority Infrastructure Plan

27 June 2014


Removal of a Character Place

30 September 2012


Minor amendment incorporate the Scenic Rim Local Heritage Register

29 July 2014


Local Government Infrastructure Plan and

Administrative LGIP Amendment

20 June 2018

Superseded and Historic Planning Schemes

The superseded version of the planning scheme is the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006 (as amended 29 July 2014), which can be accessed here

Please contact Council's Land Use Planning Team if you need a copy of the historic versions of the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006.

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