Strategic Planning

Council’s Development Group is responsible for the managing and enforcing Council’s local planning instruments, including the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015.

Council's Strategic Planning team develops policy for the planning and development of Bundaberg Regional Council.

Information on Council’s local planning instruments and supporting policy documents is available here.

Currently on Public Notification

Have your say on the proposed Draft Burnett Heads Town Centre Local Plan

Other planning projects recently completed or currently being undertaken by Council’s Strategic Planning team include:

Planning Scheme Amendment No. 1

Planning Scheme Amendment No. 1 completed notification on the 18 January 2016. Council resolved on the 2 February 2016 to send Planning Scheme Amendment No. 1 to the Department of Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning seeking approval to adopt the proposed planning scheme amendment to incorporate changes to the Zone Maps (zone and precinct designations within Schedule 2 of the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015. Council received notification from the Planning Minister and Deputy Premier, Hon Jackie Trad MP on 6 May 2016 to adopt Planning Scheme Amendment No. 1.

On the 7 June 2016, Council formally adopted the amendment, with the amendment coming into effect on Monday 13 June 2016.

Hughes Road/Seaview Road Masterplan

On the 2 February 2016 Council adopted the Planning Scheme Policy for the Hughes Seaview Bargara Masterplan area.  This policy is in effect from the 15 February 2016. 

The Policy has been prepared to support and guide development within the area bounded by Hughes Road, Seaview Road, Bargara Road, and Watsons Road, Bargara. Read more here.

Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan

Bundaberg Regional Council, in partnership with the Queensland Government is developing a new Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan. Read more here

Local Heritage

Following on from the recent Local Heritage Study, Council has recently commenced work to investigate additional places of local heritage significance within the Bundaberg Region.  This work will involve more detailed research into the significance of a number of properties that were placed on the ‘long list’ in the Local Heritage Study.

The focus of the next stage of the heritage study is Bundaberg's vast sugar history. These places will form an amendment to the Bundaberg Regional Council planning scheme.