Qualified State Interest Amendment 1 of 2017 (Dwelling house provisions)

On 22 November 2017, council decided to undertake a Qualified State Interest Amendment to the Mackay Region Planning Scheme, in accordance with the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules under the Planning Act 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the proposed amendment is to ensure that dwelling house provisions in the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2017 reflect relevant planning and building legislation and are streamlined, simplified, clear and workable.

On 4 May 2018, the State Government confirmed that the proposed amendment meets the requirements of a qualified state interest amendment and to proceed to public consultation.

Public consultation

Public consultation was undertaken for the proposed Qualified State Interest Amendment 1 of 2017 to the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2017 from 1 June 2018 to 9 July 2018.

A consultation report about how council has dealt with properly made submissions is available here

On 12 September 2018, council resolved to progress the proposed amendment by giving notice to the Minister that public consultation was completed and enabling the Minister to advise whether council can proceed to adopt the amendment.

If you require further information in relation to the amendment, please contact council’s Strategic Planning Program on 1300 622 529 or email strategic.planning@mackay.qld.gov.au.