Progress for Council’s new Planning Scheme

​Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s new Planning Scheme is now one step closer.

At this month’s Ordinary Meeting, Councillors agreed to seek the State Government’s advice on how to progress the project.

Planning Portfolio Councillor Kathy McLean said the new scheme had been on-going for the past six months.

“It is now up to the Planning Minister to determine how input from State agencies will be provided and how Council should seek community input during 2018.

“The purpose of a Planning Scheme is to regulate the use and development of land and because the lifeblood of the Lockyer Valley is our prime agricultural land, it is our job as a local council to ensure that is protected, while also ensuring the right development occurs in the right place.

“This will be the first new Planning Scheme since the amalgamation of the former Gatton and Laidley Shires in 2008, so it is a scheme we are committed to getting right.

“I can assure the local community there will be extensive community consultation next year, before the scheme is finalised, which is likely to be in early 2019.

”In the meantime, we will continue to make headway on the project to ensure the best outcome for the Lockyer Valley,” Cr McLean said.

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