Plan-making process

Learn about the steps in preparing a new planning scheme.

The new Sunshine Coast planning scheme project is a multi-year project, intended to be completed by 2025. There are many steps in preparing a new planning scheme. Council has undertaken preliminary consultation and feedback received has helped inform the preparation of a proposed planning scheme for State Interest Review (Step 4).

Plan-making process

* The plan making process is anticipated to take around four years to complete (noting that the timing of certain steps in the process, such as state interest reviews are not within council's control).

The process for preparing a new planning scheme is governed by the state Planning Act 2016 and associated Minister's guidelines and rules.

Completed and current steps