After many years of working across three different schemes for the Moreton Bay Regional Council planning scheme area, the Council has now adopted a consolidated scheme. The Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme commenced on 1 February 2016.
Further details in relation to the planning scheme can be found at the following link.
It is important to bear in mind that if there has been any negative impact on the development potential of your land due to the changes from the old planning scheme to the new planning scheme, you should be considering whether you should be making an application to apply the provisions of the old scheme to assessable development. Any request under the superseded scheme must be made within 12 months of the new scheme coming into effect - that is, the request must be made by 31 January 2017.
If the Council refuses to apply the superseded scheme, there are some circumstances where compensation can be claimed. If you have any concerns about the impact of the new scheme on your land, then you should consider taking action well before 31 January 2017 to ensure that you do not lose the right to do so forever.