The Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plan ( 1.9 MB) comprises a range of land use policies and aligned strategies that address the region’s environmental, social and economic priorities. It is the over-arching plan for the region, with land use provisions that inform other planning instruments.
Areas covered by the plan
The region comprises the local governments of Maranoa Regional Council and Balonne Shire Council. Formerly known as Maranoa and Districts, an amendment in May 2009 to the Integrated Planning Regulation 1998 redefined the designated region which changed the boundary and name. The plan now reflects these changes.
PoliciesThe regional plan is the primary planning document in the Maranoa-Balonne. The plan’s policies are set out under the following sub-topics:
- natural environment
- natural resources
- strong communities
- urban development
- economic development
A five-year implementation strategy for the plan will be developed by the Regional Coordination Committee with the involvement of all three levels of government, non government, the private sector and the community.
The Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plan is a statutory plan that must be followed by state agencies and local governments in their planning and when assessing development. The plan doesn not incorporate an 'urban footprint' and associated regulatory provisions for land use. Council planning schemes remain the main instruments used to regulate urban development.
The Maranoa-Balonne regional plan was developed under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and remains current under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
Download the plan
- Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plan ( 1.9 MB)
- Cover, content and foreword ( 200 KB)
- Part A: Introduction ( 134 KB)
- Part B: Regional vision ( 114 KB)
- Part C: Strategic directions ( 162 KB)
- Part D: Regional activity centres network ( 130 KB)
- Part E: Regional policies and strategies ( 147 KB)
- Part F: Implementation, monitoring and review ( 119 KB)
- Appendix 1 ( 43 KB)
- Appendix 2 ( 712 KB)
- Bibliography, glossary and acknowledgements ( 54 KB)