Tablelands 2030+

Project Overview

Since November 2021, TRC has worked with community to identify priorities and actions that will help shape our region now and for future generations.

With input from those who live and work here through online surveys and polls, conversations at events in the community and a number of targeted workshops with a representative focus group, we have created a roadmap to guide Council decision making, services and priorities.

‘This is a unique and important opportunity to help us co-create the desired future we want to achieve for the next generation who will live, work, study, invest and participate in our community,’ said Mayor Rod Marti.

‘We’re looking for input from the wider community to build on the significant work completed by our focus group to drive and create our regional roadmap — Tablelands 2030+, building on our strengths and valuing what is important.’

Tablelands 2030+ was adopted by Council on 28 July as a Community Plan that informs our Corporate Plan and aids in governing the incredible place in which we live.

Keep your eyes peeled for events coming up near you where you can contribute to reaching the key aims identified in making the Tablelands a region we and following generations prosper in and have the highest quality of life.


Our current TRC Community Plan 2021 was developed a decade ago when we were a recently amalgamated Council. A community plan reference group was established in 2008 with a draft community plan presented for public comment in December 2011. The TRC Community Plan encompassed the former shires of Atherton, Eacham, Herberton and Mareeba.

We need to revisit and find out what aspirations are still relevant and what values and priorities we need to consider going forward, so we can work with our community to deliver our desired, inclusive future.  After forming a focus group of 60+ members that represented every part of our community, we conducted two intensive workshops to narrow down the key priorities and responsibilities for our region.  We now want to hear from everyone who has an interest in what our part of the Atherton Tablelands should look like now and beyond 2030.

The co-created community vision will inform Council decision making and partnerships to protect and enhance the liveability elements of our region and inform services that our community values.

*THIS IS A 10-YEAR PLAN!  The over-arching document aims to encompass all or most of those smaller picture items that are important to your local street or town*

Document Library

Tablelands 2030+ Community Plan Draft Framework

Tablelands 2030+ Final