Our Planning Scheme is guided by the Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009 – 2031 and is used to regulate development within the region and help to deliver desirable outcomes such as:
- ensure that incompatible land uses don’t impact on one another
- protect our resources such as waterways, native vegetation and rural land
- provide more efficient infrastructure such as water, sewerage and road networks
The TRC Planning Scheme 2016 started on 1 September 2016 and replaces the three superseded planning schemes of Atherton, Eacham and Herberton.
Tablelands Regional Council Planning Scheme
- Volume 1 – Strategic Framework and Codes
- Volume 2 – Schedules and Policies
- Volume 3 – Mapping
- Interactive Mapping
Council levies infrastructure charges as part of the development assessment process to help pay for the cost of providing additional trunk infrastructure needed because of increased demand on that infrastructure. These charges apply when a subdivision (reconfiguring a lot) or material change of use occurs that generates additional demand on trunk infrastructure networks. Trunk infrastructure is significant or higher order infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments, such as water supply, parks and road networks for an entire neighbourhood.