Planning Scheme Planning Scheme

McKinlay Shire Council Planning Scheme as adopted February 2015.
Council is currently developing a new Planning Scheme which will be available for community consultation in the coming months.  Following adoption of the new Planning Scheme, a web based interactive platform will be created for mapping of the Shire.

New Planning Scheme - Open for Public Comment

Council is pleased to advise that the draft McKinlay Shire Planning Scheme is now on public display and the community and stakeholders are encouraged to review the document. The purpose of the draft McKinlay Shire Planning Scheme is to shape future development outcomes within McKinlay Shire over the next 10-20 years.

The draft McKinlay Shire Planning Scheme can be viewed online here or in person at Council's Administration Building. Interested parties may also purchase the document in addition to inspection.

The following fact sheets relate to the proposed Planning Scheme:
- Home based bussiness
Making a submission
- Natural Hazards - Bush Fire
- Natural Hazards - Flooding

Any person may make a written submission about any aspect of the draft McKinlay Shire Planning Scheme during the public consultation period from 10th September 2018 up to and including 5th November 2018.
In order to be considered a properly made submission, the submission must:

  • be received by Council during the consultation period (on or before 5th November 2018) 
  • be in writing (letters and emails are acceptable)
  • state the name and residential or business address of each person who made the submission
  • be signed by each person who made the submission (unless the submission is made electronically)
  • be addressed to McKinlay Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer
  • supply one postal or electronic address for further correspondence regarding the submission
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

Submissions can be lodged as follows:

  1. Mail a submission to:

Proposed McKinlay Shire Planning Scheme
Chief Executive Officer
McKinlay Shire Council
PO Box 177, Julia Creek  QLD 4823.

  1. E-mailing a submission to -

For more information contact Council on (07) 4746 7166, Email:

here to download the template for the letter of submission to Council.

Planning & Development Planning & Development

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