Planning Services

Council’s Development Group is responsible for managing and enforcing Council’s local planning instruments, including the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015.  Information on Council’s local planning instruments and supporting policy documents is available here.


The Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015 and associated Planning Scheme Policies commenced on 19 October 2015, and replace the four planning schemes and associated planning scheme policies for the former local government areas of Bundaberg City, Burnett Shire, Isis Shire and Kolan Shire.  These previous planning schemes are ‘superseded planning schemes’ for the purposes of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (on and from 19 October 2015). 

The new planning scheme does not affect existing lawful uses or current development approvals. 

For a period of 12 months from commencement of the new planning scheme, a person may request Council assess a proposed development under the provisions of the relevant superseded planning scheme.  The superseded Planning Schemes are available to view or download below.  Any person thinking about making such a request should contact Council’s Development Assessment team.

All are Integrated Planning Act 1997 compliant Planning Schemes.  Copies of these superseded Planning Schemes are also available for purchase from Council on CD or in hardcopy.