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Why have a planning scheme?

The North Burnett Regional Council is formed from a number of smaller communities with a strong connection to their rural background which band together to support one another. Each of our communities are proud of their heritage and strongly support the sustainable development of the region along with promoting a safe and friendly atmosphere that maintains a healthy country lifestyle.

It is important that good planning is in place to manage growth and change so that the important qualities that make the North Burnett special are maintained and enhanced. In seeking to achieve this purpose, the planning scheme sets out the North Burnett Regional Council’s intention for future development over the next twenty years and aligns with Council’s 2017-2022 Corporate Plan. Both the planning scheme and the corporate plan have five themes / priority programs which articulate the direction for the North Burnett Region:

  1. Natural Environments and Sustainability – Our Vibrant and Naturally Beautiful Region
  2. Strong Rural Economy and Futures – Our Productive Region
  3. Community Strength and Wellbeing – Our Happy, Healthy and Safe Region
  4. Settlement Pattern – Our United Region
  5. Infrastructure, Services and Facilities – Our Efficient and Effective Council