Draft Scenic Rim Planning Scheme & Planning Scheme Policies 

The public consultation of the Draft Scenic Rim Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policies has now concluded.  The draft documents and mapping remain available for viewing.

Council is reviewing all submissions to determine whether changes are required to the draft planning scheme.

A written response will be provided to all 'properly made submissions' and Council may commence a second round of consultation to notify any significant changes to the draft planning scheme in the second quarter of 2019.

If you have any queries about your submissions or the draft planning scheme, please contact the Land Use Planning Team on (07) 5540 5111.





What is the Draft Planning Scheme? 

The Scenic Rim Planning Scheme will be the first planning scheme for the whole Scenic Rim Region. It aims to reflect a shared vision for the region's future growth over the next 20 years guided by the Scenic Rim Community Plan 2011-2026. 

The Draft Scenic Rim Planning Scheme will replace the existing planning schemes that apply to the former Beaudesert Shire, Boonah Shire and Ipswich City council areas within the Scenic Rim local government area. 

The planning scheme is a statutory document made by Council under state planning legislation (Planning Act 2016) that regulates how land can be used and developed. It identifies when a development application is required to be submitted to Council, the type of assessment required and it specifies criteria applicable to development to ensure good outcomes. 

The Draft Scenic Rim Planning Scheme aims to:  

  • provide certainty to residents, landowners and investors by identifying the land use intent of particular areas;  

  • outline Council's plan for infrastructure to support growth; and 

  • appropriately balance the social and economic development of the region in a way that protects and enhances the lifestyle and key natural assets valued by the community. 

The Draft Scenic Rim Planning Scheme must also consider and integrate planning matters of State and regional significance, including the:  

  • State Planning Policy July 2017; and 

  • South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017  

What's Next?