FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031
The State Government introduced the Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 which came into effect on 13 February 2009. (The FNQ Regional Plan replaces the Draft Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2025 released by the Minster for Infrastructure and Planning on 9 May 2008).
The plan applies to the following local government areas:
- Cairns Regional Council
- Tablelands Regional Council
- Cassowary Coast Regional Council
- Yarrabah Aboriginal Council
- Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Council
The Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 is a statutory document that sets the blueprint to manage growth and guide development in the region over the next two decades. It identifies developable land to accommodate future growth while protecting the region's environment, biodiversity and natural resources.
The Regional Plan is supported by the Far North Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2009-2031.
Repeal of the FNQ Regional Plan State Planning Regulatory Provisions
The FNQ Regional Plan State Planning Regulatory Provisions (SPRP) were repealed by the State Government on 26 October 2012. The removal of the SPRP will have an effect on Council's planning and development assessment processes.
A fact sheet containing some Frequently Asked Questions in regards to the repeal of the SPRP can be found in the Related Documents area.
IDAS planning applications
Applications lodged after 14 February 2009 must have regard to the Regional Plan but the provisions of the SPRP no longer apply.
To view a copy of the Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 visit the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning website.