The South West Regional Plan 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 South West region incorporates the local government areas of:
- Bulloo Shire Council
- Murweh Shire Council
- Paroo Shire Council
- Quilpie Shire Council.
The regional plan is the primary planning document in the South West. The plan’s policies are set out under the following 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 Planning Committee with the involvement of all three levels of government, non government, the private sector and the community. The South West 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 does not include the 'urban footprint' to impose additional regulation of land use. Council planning schemes remain the main instruments for controlling urban land use.
The South West Regional Plan was developed under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and remains current under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
Download the plan
- South West Regional Plan ( 936 KB)
- Cover, foreword and contents ( 755 KB)
- Part A: Introduction ( 134 KB)
- Part B: Regional vision ( 87 KB)
- Part C: Strategic directions ( 104 KB)
- Part D: Regional activity centres network ( 101 KB)
- Part E: Regional policies and strategies ( 121 KB)