Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment

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

To make your submission, complete the online form below, or download a fillable form here

Please consider the following guidelines when making your submission: 
  • Clearly state any feedback about the text elements in the proposed amendment
  • Clearly state any feedback about the Levels of Assessment in the Central Highlands Regional Council Planning Scheme 2016 (Part 5)
  • Include an address if referring to specific property
  • Include reference details to section/s of the proposed Planning Scheme major amendment to which the submission relates
Please view the frequently asked questions for more information about how to make a "properly made" submission. 

CLOSED: This consultation has concluded.