Planning Scheme

The Central Goldfields Planning Scheme

The Central Goldfields Shire Planning Scheme sets out objectives, policies and provisions for the use, development and protection of land in the area to which it applies.  A planning scheme regulates the use and development of land through planning provisions to achieve those objectives and policies.

The Central Goldfields Planning Scheme Review 2019

The Planning Scheme affects everyone who lives and works in Central Goldfields as it sets out how and where people can develop and use land in the city.

The Planning Scheme is available here:

Council is required by legislation to regularly review its Planning Scheme.  This means reviewing whether the Planning Scheme provisions, such as local planning policies, zones, overlays and schedules have been effective in achieving the objectives and strategies of the Planning Scheme.

Council is required by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to write a Report to the Minister for Planning that summarises the findings of the Planning Scheme Review.  The Report will inform the continuous improvement of the Planning Scheme.

Any proposed improvements to the Planning Scheme that flow from the review would be carried out as planning scheme amendments separate to the review.  Further public consultation will occur on any proposed changes.

Community consultation and providing feedback

We are inviting the community to provide feedback to Council’s Strategic Planning Unit about the Planning Scheme.

A public drop-in session was held at the Maryborough Resource Centre, 91 Nolan Street, Maryborough on 2 October, 2019.

You are welcome to use the feedback form below to make a submission, or you can visit Council's Customer Service Centre located at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough to make a submission.

Please return completed feedback forms to Council’s Strategic Planning Office or Customer Service Centre located at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.

We are also sending out emails to relevant stakeholders and regular users of the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme.

Submissions for this review close on Thursday 31 October, 2019.

Further information

Please contact Amy from the Council's Strategic Planning Unit on 5461 0685 or if you would like further information or have a question about the Planning Scheme Review.

Relevant links

Key Issues Paper 2019(PDF, 618KB)

Central Goldfields Shire Council Planning Scheme Review Feedback Form 2019(PDF, 35KB)

Central Goldfields Shire Council Planning Scheme Review 2013(PDF, 1004KB)