Town Planning is the generic term used to describe the actions involved in creating plans for the future physical arrangement of a community (at the precinct, zone, town or regional level).
All land in the Region is subject to Town Planning control to ensure orderly and balanced development and protect the lifestyle in a sustainable way.
A Precinct is an area of similar use (ie. an industrial precinct) within a zone.
A Zone is a larger geographical planning area defined by similarities of population or land use (eg. Beaudesert and Canungra Township Zone, Mt Lindesay Corridor Zone).
Whole of Shire Planning Project
Note: Due to the local government amalgamations, the WOSPP project is currently on hold.
The Beaudesert WOSP Project was initiated as a response to the State Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan. It is an interpretation of the SEQ Regional Plan at the local level.
With South East Queensland’s (SEQ) population expected to double or triple over the next 40 to 50 years, demand for more housing and jobs in the Beaudesert Shire is inevitable.
Rather than haphazard development and urban sprawl, Beaudesert Shire Council wants a planned approach to managing this growth. That’s why Beaudesert Shire Council established the Whole of Shire Planning (WOSP) process, with a team of expert Council officers and consultants to plan, cost and prepare for this growth.
The 30-pageDraft Planning Visionoutlines the key directions established by the SEQ Regional plan, the importance of planning for the future, an overview of the 11 guiding principles to underpin future development, and how we see each community playing a role in the future “smart region”. Community consultation finished in April 2007 and Council will soon adopted the final planning vision.
WOSP newsletters are sent to every household in the Shire. If you would like a hard copy, call 5540 5452 or drop into a Customer Service Centre or Library.
WOSP Media Releases
WOSP Fact Sheets
In late 2005/early 2006, as part of the WOSP process, we asked Shire residents about their key aspirations for the Shire through:
**Note: Different workshops were held in the north of the Shire, specifically in the area known as t he Mt Lindesay/North Beaudesert Study Area under the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan. These were organised by the State Government's Office of Urban Management (OUM), as part of the SEQ Regional Plan, and were held to ascertain residents' views about the future of the area.
The information gathered at the Office of Urban Management workshopsand meetings was made available to the Beaudesert Shire Council and was used to inform the WOSP process and the Draft Planning Vision. Council considered this approach more convenient for residents, rather than holding another series of meetings in the north at which they would be asked similar ‘visioning’ questions to those already posed as part of the SEQ Regional Plan consultation.