Cassowary Coast Regional Council adopted a new planning scheme on 3 July 2015. The Cassowary Coast Planning Scheme 2015 regulates land use and development across the region and delivers Council's local planning aspirations for the region. The scheme replaced the Johnstone Shire Planning Scheme 2005 and Cardwell Shire Planning Scheme 2007, providing a consistent planning regime for the whole council area.
Council has developed interactive online mapping to support the Cassowary Coast Planning Scheme. To see how a property is affected by the planning scheme, use this link:
Council has also developed interactive online flood level maps as a guide to help the general public in flood mitigation, awareness and planning: