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Strategic Planning

Southern Downs Planning Scheme

Planning Scheme

Planning is an important tool available to local government to help achieve important social, cultural and environment management outcomes. It is about making living and working environments safe, healthy, efficient and aesthetically pleasing through the arrangement of land uses. Planning also provides certainty for people by outlining to them what can be expected to occur in their local communities. 


Supporting Material for the Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Superseded Planning Schemes

Supporting studies

Urban Design Frameworks

Practice notes

The role of the practice note is to make clear Council's interpretation of certain provisions of the Southern Downs Planning Scheme to ensure that they are being applied consistently across Council and that the interpretation is known to others.


The Queensland Heritage Act requires a Council to have and maintain a Local Heritage Register.  For information please access via link below or on right hand side.

Heritage Information

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