Planning Schemes

​​​​​​​​​​​​The planning schemes currently in force and effect across the Lockyer Valley Regional Council area are the Gatton​ and Laidley Shire Planning Schemes and the Grantham Reconstruction Area Development Scheme prepared by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Below are the links to the current planning scheme and all relevant maps.

Current Planning Schemes

  • Gatton Shire Planning Scheme 2007
    The Gatton Shire Planning Scheme 2007 regulates development across the former Gatton Shire Council Area, with the exception of the area that is subject of the Grantham Reconstruction Area Development Scheme (see Gatton Planning Scheme Maps below).
  • Grantham Reconstruction Area – Development Scheme
    The Grantham Reconstruction Area - Development Scheme regulates development within the Grantham Reconstruction Area, the extent of which is set out in the development scheme and has been in force and effect since 4 August 2011.

Adopted Planning Scheme Benchmarks

On 8​ September 2010 Council resolved to adopt uniform road standards to apply across the region. These benchmarks are to be used for the design of new roads and road hierarchy.

Superseded Planning Schemes

- reduced the categories of assessment for Catering shops and Health care premises in existing commercial buildings in Precincts C1 and C2 of the Commercial zone;

- reduced the requirements for Annexed Units; and 

- amended the definition of Annexed unit.​​

​- ​​​​​​reduced the categories of assessment for Tourist accommodation (if a bed and breakfast) in the Rural Agriculture Area and Rural Upland Area;

- reduced the categories of assessment for development in areas identified as being of Very high ecological significance, or where development is located within an area of Ecological significance but does not involve the clearing of vegetation;

- reduced the requirements for Apartments; and

- amended the definition for Apartment and adding a definition for Dwelling unit.​​​

​Other Planning Documents​

Gatton Planning Scheme Maps

The maps below are associated with the Gatton Shire Planning Scheme 2007.  

Laidley Planning Scheme Maps

The maps below are associated with the Laidley Shire Planning Scheme 2003.

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