Regional Planning

The FNQROC LG Regional Planners Group was formed to enable Local Government Planners within the region to share their knowledge and expertise in:

  • Interpretation of legislation and state planning policies, content development for planning schemes, and resolve issues with the implementation of FNQ Regional Plan 2009-2031

As stated by DSDILGP, Regional Plans recognise diversity and identifies matters that are important and specific to a Queensland region. They support growth and development in the regions whilst protecting each region’s natural resources along with the interests of the State. 

Regional plans are made through collaboration with local governments, residents, key industry groups and the wider community so that everyone’s interests are considered. Local governments in a region must consider the regional plan when preparing their local planning schemes. 

The goal of the FNQROC Regional Planners Group is to position the region so it can be offered the same opportunities for involvement in the future development of guidelines, policies and legislation which is available to SEQ councils when reviews are planned.

FNQ Regional Plan Review

The FNQ Regional Plan will be reviewed under the Regional Growth Framework.  This is a coordinated approach to the delivery of a Regional Economic Strategy and Regional Infrastructure Plan.  The boundary of these plans is essentially the RDA TN boundary.  A new statutory FNQ Regional Plan will draw from these strategies.  The boundary of the FNQ Regional Plan is still in negotiation.  More information on the Regional Growth Framework can be found here

Consultation is currently underway for the Regional Economic Strategy.  For any queries or to provide information please email email/fnq)(

FNQROC has endorsed our expectations of a new regional plan which can be found here

FNQROC LG Planners Advisory Group Meeting Pack


  • Friday 23 February 2024 (FNQ Regional Plan:Strategic Rehabilitation Areas Workshop)
  • Friday 08 March 2024 

 Dates below are date claimers only and will be advised:

  • Friday 12 April 2024
  • Friday 10 May 2024
  • Friday 14 June 2024
  • Friday 05 July 2024
  • Friday 02 July 2024
  • Friday 13 September 2024
  • Friday 11 October 2024
  • Friday 15 November 2024
  • Friday 06 December 2024


FNQROC LG Planners Advisory Group Agendas & Minutes (2020)

FNQROC LG Planners Advisory Group Agendas & Minutes (2019)

Further meetings to be scheduled in line with future Departmental review of the FNQ Regional Plan

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For further information, please contact FNQROC Executive Support Officer  

Paula Power  l  p: 07 4044 3343 l  e: email/p.power)(