New planning scheme for Toowoomba

New planning scheme for Toowoomba

Posted on Friday, March 09 2012 at 2:31 PM

The Toowoomba Regional Council has implemented a new, comprehensive planning scheme by merging eight former council planning schemes into one, according to the Queensland Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas.

Member for Toowoomba North Kerry Shine says this major change will better help Toowoomba City achieve a target of an additional 80,000 people to a population over 162,000 by 2031.

“With the coal seam gas boom and the massive growth much of the regions are experiencing, exciting times are ahead for the Toowoomba region,” said Shine.

“Combined with a $707 million mining industry with five coal seam gas and coal mines already operating on the region’s doorstep, having the most modern and up-to-date planning scheme that considers all the opportunities and challenges of the region shows Toowoomba is ahead of the game.”

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