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.
Superseded Planning Schemes:
Cardwell Shire Council Planning Scheme 2007 (available upon request)
Johnstone Shire Planning Scheme 2005 (available upon request)
Planning Scheme Amendments:
Amendment No. 3 - Local Government Infrastucture Plan (LGIP)
In accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 & Statutory Guidelines 01/16 & 03/14, Council adopted the Local Government Infrastucture Plan (LGIP) on 28 November 2019.
The LGIP replaces the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) contained within the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015 and commences 16 December 2019.
Please refer to the following for more information regarding the LGIP
Amendment No.2 – 9.4.6 Parking and Access Code
On 9 August 2018 the Cassowary Coast Regional Council resolved to adopt a qualified state interest amendment to the car parking standards and rates within the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015. Amendment No. 2 to the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015, 9.4.6 Parking and access code will commence on 17 August 2018. The purpose and general effect of Amendment No. 2 – 9.4.6 Parking and Access Code is to update car parking rates to better reflect car parking demand for different land uses and provide Council with greater flexibility within the planning scheme to respond to local car parking issues.
Please refer to the supporting documents below for further information.
Amendment No.1 – Alignment Amendment
On 22 June 2017 the Cassowary Coast Regional Council made the Alignment Amendments under the Alignment Amendment Rules and Section 293 of the Planning Act 2016 to the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015. The Alignment Amendments commenced upon the commencement of the Planning Act 2016 on 3 July 2017. The Alignment Amendments have the purpose and general effect of bringing the Planning Scheme into alignment with the new concepts and terminology included in the Planning Act 2016.
Planning Scheme Land Use Information Cards:
- Agricultural Activities
- Caretaker's Accommodation
- Commercial Activities
- Community Activities
- Dual Occupancy
- Dwelling House
- Extractive Industry
- Home Based Business
- Industrial Activities
- Multiple Dwelling
- Recreational Activities
- Retirement and Residential Care Facilities
- Telecommunications and Electricity Facility
- Tourism Activities
Planning Scheme Zone Information Cards:
- Business Fringe Precent - Located within the Township Zone
- Business Precinct/Central Business Precinct Zone
- Community Purpose Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Emerging Community Zone
- Environmental Management and Conservation Zone
- Industry Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Port Hinchinbrook Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Recreation Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Residential Choice Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Residential Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Rural Residential Zone
- Rural Zone
- Tourism Precinct - Located within the Township Zone
- Township Zone
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:
Cassowary Coast Planning Scheme Interactive mapping currently unavailable. Upgrade currently underway.
Council has also developed interactive online flood level maps as a guide to help the general public in flood mitigation, awareness and planning: