Plans, Strategies & Reports


  • The whole-of-community planning project completed by Livingstone Shire Council, built on strong foundations of meaningful consultation and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the local community, has delivered the Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050.

    The Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050 is a long-term strategic plan developed with the community and captures the themes, strategies, and goals prioritised by the community that will move the region towards its vision for 2050. A wide range of stakeholders from across the community have contributed to the development of this 30-year whole-of-community plan, and have enabled it to capture the shared vision and values of the Livingstone community. 

    Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050

  • Livingstone Shire Council’s 10-year Corporate Plan is built organically from community and broad workforce engagement. 

    Our Corporate Plan 2030, has been developed out of an internal engagement process where organisational leaders reviewed community goals and strategies and established priorities for Council for the next 10-years.  The plan provides commitment to progressing our community vision through priority projects, responsive services and accountable and transparent practices. 

    Livingstone Corporate Plan 2020 - 2030

  • As a Council working closely with relevant stakeholders, our focus is on a collaborative approach to effectively minimise the impacts from bushfires and to value human life and property, while also protecting cultural assets and the ecosystems that sustain us. 

    The purpose of the Bushfire Management Plan (BMP) is to guide the Local Disaster Managment Group’s (LDMG) management of bushfire hazard through the four phases of the emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. 

    Bushfire Management Plan 2020 - 2022

  • Council acknowledges that assets (particularly infrastructure assets) support its core business of delivering services to the Livingstone Shire community. Livingstone Shire Council is committed to ensuring that infrastructure and services are provided in a sustainable manner, with appropriate levels of service to residents and visitors and taking due regard of the environment. 

    Livingstone Shire Council’s key strategic theme relating to assets is for reliable, durable, cost effective infrastructure and Council assets which meet the needs and aspirations of the communities of the Livingstone Shire. 

    Therefore, Council is committed to the adoption of sound asset management practices and processes and strategies which will significantly contribute to the achievement this vision. 

    Asset Management Plans - Strategic, Fleet, Buildings, Water, Sewer, Roads & Footpaths

  • The Budget and Operational Plan encompasses the Annual Budget, Annual Operational Plan, Long Term Financial Plan, Long Term Asset Management Plan, Revenue & Rating Strategy as well as other key planning documents for the Livingstone Shire Council.   

    Each year, Council undertakes an important business planning process to determine the key services Livingstone Shire Council will deliver to its community during the financial year, and to ensure that it discharges its responsibilities in a way that is consistent with the Operational Plan. 

    Budget and Operational Plan Documents

  • Livingstone Shire Council has developed the 'Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan' to provide direction for the future economic growth and development of the Capricorn Coast region through the creation of partnerships and alliances with government, business, investors and industry to build on existing and new investment opportunities. 

    The Invest Capricorn Coast Region Business and Industry Mapping project builds on the Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Planwhich was adopted by the Livingstone Shire Council in April 2018. This project provides further detailed economic and industry data and identifies specific clusters and industry opportunities to target for investment attraction and business development.  

    For further inquiries please contact the Economy and Places team on

    Invest Capricornia Coast Business and Industry Mapping &  Invest Capricornia Coast Region Economic Development Plan 

  • The Reef Guardian Council program showcases environmentally sustainable practices undertaken by councils in the Great Barrier Reef catchment. The program recognises the effective management and protection of the Reef requires a coordinated effort from industries, communities and all levels of government. Livingstone Shire Council has been involved in Reef Guardian Councils since its inception in 2007.

    The current programme focuses on improving land management practices and water quality in the Great Barrier Reef catchment. It centres on what councils are already doing under five categories: climate change, coastal development, land-based run-off, direct use and reef heritage and social values.

    The Reef Guardian Councils programme benefits Councils and their communities in many ways, including:

    • Strengthened local economies;
    • Protection of lifestyles and incomes;
    • Promotion of Council’s environmental efforts;
    • Exposure to new and innovative ideas from other communities;
    • Improved environment and beautification of living space (e.g. better water, more trees); and
    • Leverage for external endorsement, promotion, funding and/or marketing.

    Reef Guardian Action Plan

    You can read more about the Reef Guardian Council program here.



  • The purpose of this document is to position the Capricorn Coast as regional Queensland’s leading event destination for iconic event experiences that reflect the unique coastal village and simply stunning locations on the shores of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.  

    Capricorn Coast Region Event Strategy

  • Livingstone Shire Council has developed the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy to help achieve economic growth powered by digital innovation. This strategy aligns with emerging trends in digital technologies and innovation with an emphasis on leveraging opportunities for regional areas to benefit from the advantages of being proactive in this constantly evolving space. 

    Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy

  • The Active Livingstone Strategy is a planning document that will guide the delivery of active recreation infrastructure throughout the Livingstone Shire. This evidence-based strategy considers local, state, national, and international trends in active recreation and responds to feedback from a range of local stakeholders, as well as consultation from the wider community. The Active Livingstone Strategy represents Livingstone Shire Council's commitment to delivering infrastructure that supports active, healthy lifestyles.  

    Active Livingstone Strategy

  • Livingstone Shire Council has developed the Low Carbon Livingstone 2030, a strategy to reduce Livingstone Shire Council's current carbon footprint by 30% by the year 2030. Reducing the organisation's carbon footprint can result in:

    • cost savings to Council and ultimately its ratepayers;
    • enhancement of Council's environmental credentials, including showcasing regional sustainability leadership;
    • business improvement within the organisation; and
    • provide an effective response to climate change.

    The strategy also includes an Action Plan which details the actions Council will undertake over the next ten years to achieve its target. Click the button below to view the strategy for further details. 

    Low Carbon Livingstone 2030 Strategy


  • The Our Living Coast Strategy provides an understanding of how our coast is being affected by coastal hazards today and how our coast might change in the future under the influence of climate change, including the impacts of sea level rise. The Strategy has been prepared using funding provided through  the QCoast2100 program.

    The purpose of the Our Living Coast Strategy is to provide a strong evidence base for future decision making and a coordinated response for what actions we will take to adapt to and manage coastal hazard risks and provide a framework to guide the management of our coastline. 

    Our Living Coast: Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy  Summary Sheet


  • In accordance with legislation, Council is required to prepare and adopt an annual report which provides a comprehensive report on Council’s activities and financial performance for the financial year. 

    This year's Annual Report was adopted on the 17 November 2020 and can be viewed here

    Annual Reports - Previous

  • Livingstone is currently experiencing an acute residential shortage.  This is causing difficulties in several respects, not the least of which being the loss of potential new residents.  To aid understanding of the dimensions of this issue and to foster an informed and assertive response, Council engaged Matusik Property Insights and Broad Property Research & Advisory Pty Ltd to evaluate market dynamics and recommend market sectors to focus on over the next five years to meet current and emerging residential demand.

    Livingstone's 5 Year Housing Demand Analysis Report