Whitsunday Planning Scheme 2017

The Whitsunday Regional Council Planning Scheme was updated on 3 October 2023 to Version 4.7. This is an update to the 2017 Planning Scheme. Changes to the Planning Scheme will facilitate development to accommodate future growth of up to 20,000 people and over 9,000 more jobs region wide by 2036 in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, boosts industry development and supports the rich lifestyle enjoyed by the Whitsunday community. It is the first Major Amendment to the Planning Scheme for the Whitsunday Region since amalgamation between Bowen and Whitsunday Shires in 2009 and is a key step for delivering a successful, stronger and more resilient Region into the future.

To review all amendments to the Whitsunday Planning Scheme 2017 and commencement dates, please view Appendix 2 – Table of Amendments below, or review in more detail on our amendments page.

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To view the Planning Scheme and the associated maps, please click on the links below:

Title and Contents Page PDF 1.22 KB
Part 1 - About the Planning Scheme PDF 157 KB
Part 2 - State Planning Provisions PDF 88.9 KB
Part 3 - Strategic Framework PDF 96.2 KB
Part 4 - Local Government Infrastructure Plan PDF 329 KB
 *Part 4 of the Planning Scheme commenced on 29 June 2018*
Part 5 - Tables of Assessment PDF 824 KB
Part 6 - Zone Codes PDF 343 KB
Part 7 - Local Plan Codes PDF 114 KB
Part 8 - Overlay Codes PDF 510 KB
Part 9 - Development Codes PDF 1.41 MB
Part 10 - Other Plans PDF 30.6 KB
Schedule 1 - Definitions PDF 322 KB
Schedule 2 - Mapping PDF 69.1 KB
*See table below for maps associated with the Planning Scheme*
Schedule 3 - LGIP Mapping and Supporting Material PDF 512 KB
*Schedule 3 of the Planning Scheme commenced on 29 June 2018*
Schedule 4 - Notations required under PA PDF 82.2 KB
Schedule 5 - Land Designated for Community Infrastructure PDF 64.1 KB
Schedule 6 - Planning Scheme Policies PDF 571 KB
The Whitsunday Development Manual PDF 2.16 MB 
Standard drawings  
Appendix 1 - Glossary of Abbreviations & Acronyms PDF 63.8 KB 
Appendix 2 - Table of Amendments PDF 57.5 KB 

The maps associated with the Planning Scheme are available through our Online Planning Services.

Planning Mapping