The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a new generation of statutory regional plans. These regional plans seek to provide strategic direction to achieve regional outcomes that align with the state's interest in planning and development.
While land use planning is primarily the responsibility of local government, the state has an interest in ensuring that broader regional outcomes are achieved through the application of state policy in local planning.
The purpose of the new regional plans is to identify regional outcomes to help achieve state interests. Regional policies are used to facilitate these outcomes by addressing existing or emerging regional issues, such as competition between land uses.
A new approach to statutory regional plans is being driven through collaboration with local governments, key industry groups and the wider community to ensure the aspirations of all regional stakeholders are considered.
New regional plans
Regional plans currently being prepared or reviewed
- Cape York Regional Plan
- South East Queensland
- Amendment to the South East Queensland Regional Plan State Planning Regulatory Provisions
Regional planning legislation
Existing regional plans
- Central West Regional Plan 2009 ( 1.39 MB)
- Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009 ( 3.33 MB)
- Gulf Regional Development Plan 2000 (non statutory) ( 822 KB)
- Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Plan 2012 ( 4.3 MB)
- Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plan 2009 ( 1.88 MB)
- North West Regional Plan 2010 ( 3.83 MB)
- South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009 ( 5.54 MB)
- South West Regional Plan 2009 ( 896 KB)
- Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2011 ( 8.27 MB)
Other regional planning documents
- Central Queensland Regional Growth Management Framework 2002 (non statutory) ( 1.79 MB)
- Surat Regional Planning Framework 2011 (non statutory) ( 1.15 MB)
Regional planning areas
Click on a region in the map below to find out more information. View maps and regional plans.