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10 September, 2021

New planning scheme for the Cassowary Coast

THE CASSOWARY Coast Regional Council will embark on preparations for a new Planning Scheme for the region.

Long-term planning is being undertaken to ensure the Cassowary Coast Region remains an attractive destination, catering for both employment and population growth for the next 30 years. It will also focus on conserving our natural environment and protecting our much valued Far North Queensland lifestyle.

At the local government meeting on 26 August 2021 Council formally resolved to make a new Planning Scheme.

Planning Portfolio Chair Councillor Nicholas Pervan said the new planning scheme will act as an instrument to encourage sustainable investment in the right locations which is serviced by existing infrastructure.

“The new planning scheme will also ensure Council continues to address community expectations, current legislation, State planning instruments and Council’s adopted vision and strategies,” said Councillor Pervan.

Since the adoption of the current planning scheme a number of significant changes have emerged which require the current planning and policy framework to be revised and updated.

Community engagement is a core element of the plan-making process and there will be a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the process and make comment throughout the project.

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