The new Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018 commenced on 1 May 2018

The new Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018 commenced on 1 May 2018 and replaces the 2005 Planning Scheme (and amendments). The 2005 Planning Scheme (reprint 7) becomes the superseded planning scheme for Livingstone Shire.

This is the first new planning scheme for the local government area of Livingstone Shire since 2005 and is a key project for Council.

The new Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018 regulates development on and from 1 May 2018.


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Council resolved at its meeting on 6 June 2017 how to respond to all 135 submissions received on the publicly notified version of the planning scheme. This decision coincided with the commencement of new legislation for Queensland - the Planning Act 2016

To enable the new planning scheme to align with the rules of this new legislation, alignment amendments were undertaken with the partnership and assistance of The Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning and Ethos Urban (previously Buckley Vann Planning + Development).

The aligned version of the final Livingstone Planning Scheme was lodged with the Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning on 13 October 2017, some two weeks prior to state election being called on 29 October 2017. Due to the state election being held on 25 November 2017 and the new Cabinet only being announced on 11 December 2017 it is unknown at this time when Council can expect a notice from The Minister to commence the new Livingstone Planning Scheme.

Council’s website will be updated and a further email forwarded when more is known in this regard.