The new draft Planning Scheme needs your feedback. The new draft Planning Scheme needs your feedback.

It will be in place for the next 20 years, supporting and managing Paroo’s development and growth. From home-based businesses to gravel pits, the scheme impacts what development you are able to do.

Community consultation is open from Monday 6 August and we encourage any questions and submissions.

Please see below for the draft Planning Scheme document, mapping and fact sheets. Alternatively, online interactive mapping is available here.

Let us know what you think by making a submission by 4.30pm Friday 28 September.

How to submit a submission How to submit a submission

Email: send electronically to council@paroo.qld.gov.au

Online form: via the form at the bottom of this page

In person: Drop off at the Council office in the Civic Centre building

Mail: send via post to

Chief Executive Officer
Paroo Shire Council
PO Box 75
Cunnamulla Qld 4490

For detailed information on how to write and submit a submission, please see the fact sheet above.

FAQs FAQs

What is a Planning Scheme?

A Planning Scheme, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘Town Plan’, is a statutory document that outlines the framework, objectives and provisions that regulate and manage land use and development.

How does it affect me?

The scheme outlines a number of ‘zones’ across Paroo, and what development can and can’t be undertaken within each zone. It’s important to think how the scheme affects you now, and in the future. For instance, you might be thinking about starting a home-based business, digging a gravel pit or opening a Bed and Breakfast. What zone you are in will affect whether you are able to undertake this development.

How do I find out more about the Planning Scheme?

Physical copies are available to read at the Cunnamulla, Yowah, and Wyandra libraries, as well as the

Council office in Cunnamulla. An online version is available on the Council website. ‘Talk to a Planner’ sessions will take place in Cunnamulla on 28 August from 12-2pm and 5-7pm if you want to talk to an expert.

How do I give my feedback?

Any feedback (positive or negative) can be made via a submission, and can be made by a person, group or organisation. A submission may object to all or part of the scheme and/or support all or part of the scheme. For detailed information on how to make a submission, view the fact sheet above. All submissions must be received by 4.30pm Friday 28 September.

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If you have any questions about the draft Planning Scheme, please phone Council on 07 4655 8400 or email council@paroo.qld.gov.au


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