Planning Scheme

Planning Scheme

Etheridge Shire Council is pleased to advise that the proposed Etheridge Shire Planning Scheme is now on public display and stakeholders are encouraged to review the document. 

Shaping future development within Etheridge Shire

The purpose of the porposed Etheridge Shire Planning Scheme is to shape future development outcomes within the Etheridge Shire over the next 10-20 years. 

The proposed Planning Scheme can be viewed online via the linked documents below or in person at Council chambers.  Interested parties may also purchase the document in addition to inspection.  Any person may make a written submission about any aspect of the proposed planning scheme during the public consultation period.

The public consultation period is from Monday, 23 September 2019 up to and including Monday, 18 November 2019. 

Submissions must be in writing or by email.  Properly made submissions must state the name and residential or business address of each submitter; the grounds of the submission; and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.  Written submissions must be signed by each person making the submission; however signatures are not required for online and email (electronic) submissions.  Each submission must supply one postal or electronic address for further correspondence regarding the submission.  Submissions must be received by Council on or before Monday, 18 November 2019.  Submissions can be lodged as follows:

  1. Mail a submission to:     Proposed Etheridge Shire Planning Scheme, Chief Executive Officer, Etheridge Shire Council, PO Box 12, Etheridge QLD 4871.
  2. Email a submission to:
  3. Drop off your submission in person to the Etheridge Shire Council office on St George St, Georgetown. 

For more information contact Judy Austin on (07) 4037 3222, email or view the documents below. 

Draft Planning Scheme and Maps for Public Consultation

DRAFT Etheridge Shire Planning Scheme Etheridge Draft Flood Map 2 Georgetown
Etheridge Draft Strategic Framework Map Etheridge Draft Zoning Map 3 Mount Surprise
Etheridge Draft Context Map Etheridge Draft Flood Map 3 Mount Surprise
Etheridge Draft Zoning Map 1 Whole Shire  Etheridge Draft Zoning Map 4 Forsayth
Etheridge Draft Flood Map 1 Whole Shire Etheridge Draft Flood Map 4 Forsayth
Etheridge Draft Policy Map 1 Georgetown Area of Cultural Significance Etheridge Draft Zoning Map 5 Einasleigh
Etheridge Draft Zoning Map 2 Georgetown Etheridge Draft Flood Map 5 Einasleigh


Interactive Map for Planning Scheme


Reference Documentation

Supporting Information and Statements State Planning Policy Evaluation
Community Engagement Strategy Natural Hazard Risk Assessment - ESC

Fact Sheets

Home Based Business Categories of Development Assessment
Zoning and Precincts Making a Submission
Flooding Bushfire


Current Planning Scheme

The planning scheme that is currently in place for Etheridge Shire can be accessed via the links below. This planning scheme will continue to be the legal and lawful planning scheme for Etheridge Shire until the proposed scheme is formally adopted and gazetted.

Useful Links

Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Ph: 13 74 68 or 07 4037 3214 (Cairns Office - SARA)