Proposed Amendments to the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme

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Public notification (now closed) - planning scheme amendments

Consultation Reports

The public notification period for both Amendment No.5 (Major Amendment) and Amendment No.6 (Mon Repos/Sea Turtle Amendment) has ended and the following consultation reports are now available to view below:

Council at its meeting held 19 November 2019 resolved to proceed with the proposed amendments and request the Planning Minister’s approval to adopt the amendments. The consultation report for the major amendment includes information about changes that Council has made to the proposed amendment in response to submissions. Council has not made any changes to the Mon Repos/ Sea Turtle Amendment in response to submissions.

Proposed Amendments and Explanatory Material

While public notification is now closed, the public notification version of the proposed amendments and explanatory material are still available below:

View Public Notice

The purpose and general effect of the proposed amendments are as follows:

Amendment No. 5 (Major Amendment)

This amendment proposes ongoing improvements to the operation and efficiency of the planning scheme, and other changes to guide future growth and development in the Bundaberg Region.

This amendment includes:

  • minor changes to codes and levels of assessment to reflect desired intent and community expectations, including for Secondary dwellings and Dual occupancy development;
  • zoning changes to recognise current land use, future development intent and correct errors;
  • local planning for the Burnett Heads town centre, the Kalkie-Ashfield local development area, and part of Bargara (between Hughes and Seaview Roads);
  • changes to address State interests, including regulated requirements and the Bundaberg State Development Area;
  • changes to overlays, and the inclusion of additional local heritage places;
  • other changes to improve the operation and efficiency of the planning scheme.

The proposed amendment and explanatory material are available for download below:

Amendment No. 6 (Mon Repos/Sea Turtle Amendment)

This amendment proposes to provide a greater level of protection for the Mon Repos Conservation Park and sea turtles from the effects of urban development.

The amendment provides a longer-term policy response to the ministerial direction notice given to Council on 19 February 2017, and the interim controls put in place through Temporary Local Planning Instrument 1/2018 (Protection of the Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Area).

This amendment includes:

  • A sea turtle sensitive area overlay code to ensure assessable development in coastal areas avoids adverse impacts on sea turtles, including impacts from artificial lighting;
  • zoning changes to include land at Shelley Street, Burnett Heads (currently included in the Emerging community zone) in the Rural residential zone - Precinct RRZ1 (2000m2 minimum lot size area);
  • changes to other parts of the planning scheme, including the Advertising devices code and Nuisance code.

The proposed amendment and supporting material are available for download below:

Relevant sections:

A copy of the proposed amendments and supporting material are available for inspection and purchase at Council’s Development counter at Level 6, Auswide Building, 16-20 Barolin Street, Bundaberg.

Please note: Each proposed amendment should be viewed independently.The proposed amendments have been prepared to the current adopted version of the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015 (version 4.1).

To view proposed zoning and overlay mapping changes relating to the proposed amendments, please also visit Council's Interactive Mapping - Proposed Amendments.

View Interactive Mapping - Proposed Amendments


For enquires or information about the proposed amendments, visit Council’s website, phone 1300 883 699, email or enquire at Council’s Development counter at Level 6, Auswide Building, 16-20 Barolin Street, Bundaberg.

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