Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment

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Renewable Energy Facilities

Council invites residents of the Central Highlands region to give feedback on a proposed amendment to the Central Highlands Planning Scheme 2016. The purpose and general effect of the proposed amendment is to:

  • Ensure renewable energy facilities undergo impact assessment against the whole planning scheme where located on irrigated land

  • Increase consideration of strategic outcomes of the planning scheme and benchmarks in the Agriculture Overlay Code during the assessment of applications

  • Improve coordination and integration of Natural Resource outcomes stated in the Strategic Framework and other related measures in the scheme

  • Improve articulation of the policy intention of the planning scheme

  • Include appropriate implementation mechanisms

  • Protect the value of existing irrigation infrastructure, particularly for the Emerald irrigation scheme


Submissions

Submissions can be made during the public consultation period (23 August - 20 September 2019) at your local council office, library branch or using the online form below.

For information about how to make a "properly made" submission, please see the frequently asked questions.

The planning scheme and other planning and development resources are available here.

Enquiries
Please contact Jason Hague (CHRC Principal Planner - Strategic Land Use)
Ph. 1300 242 686
Email: tplanning@chrc.qld.gov.au

Renewable Energy Facilities

Council invites residents of the Central Highlands region to give feedback on a proposed amendment to the Central Highlands Planning Scheme 2016. The purpose and general effect of the proposed amendment is to:

  • Ensure renewable energy facilities undergo impact assessment against the whole planning scheme where located on irrigated land

  • Increase consideration of strategic outcomes of the planning scheme and benchmarks in the Agriculture Overlay Code during the assessment of applications

  • Improve coordination and integration of Natural Resource outcomes stated in the Strategic Framework and other related measures in the scheme

  • Improve articulation of the policy intention of the planning scheme

  • Include appropriate implementation mechanisms

  • Protect the value of existing irrigation infrastructure, particularly for the Emerald irrigation scheme


Submissions

Submissions can be made during the public consultation period (23 August - 20 September 2019) at your local council office, library branch or using the online form below.

For information about how to make a "properly made" submission, please see the frequently asked questions.

The planning scheme and other planning and development resources are available here.

Enquiries
Please contact Jason Hague (CHRC Principal Planner - Strategic Land Use)
Ph. 1300 242 686
Email: tplanning@chrc.qld.gov.au

Online Form

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