Building Our Future – the next 15 years of development


Our Council is reviewing the Toowoomba Regional Council Planning Scheme so that we have a planning tool that helps guide development to meet our growing needs.

Our region is transforming. Investment in infrastructure is booming and new technologies are changing the way we connect, live and do business. The need to accommodate a growing population, without diminishing productive farmland and the environment, is driving a shift to higher density housing. Increasingly frequent extreme climate events are also driving us to adapt in many ways.

Building Our Future is about our approach to the next 15 years of development in our region. We are focused on planning for sustainable rural communities and understanding regional identities and values. We are reviewing the priorities and intentions of our Regional Planning Scheme, including the policy framework, zoning and overall workability.

To find out more about Building Our Future, please download our brochure or download the Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also find out more information about the Five Themes identified in planning for the future of our Region by downloading the Planning Scheme Review Community Discussion Booklet (which is also in the Document Library on the right side of this page).


Regional workshops

Be part of the discussion to shape positive development solutions to build our future by attending workshops around the region from March to June 2019. Check out workshops happening in your area. Workshops in each location are being held as two sessions over separate weekends. Residents are encouraged to attend both sessions. Register online now or call 131 872. Catering provided.

Workshop Outline

Day 1

12.45pm – 1pm - Registration open

1pm – 1.10pm – Introduction and context setting

1.10pm – 2pm – Identity and values of region

2pm – 2.15pm – Break

2.15pm – 3.25pm – Policy Framework (Theme 1 – Planning for Infrastructure and Theme 2 – Planning for Liveable Communities and Housing)

3.25pm – 3.55pm – Zone Calibration

3.55pm – 4pm – Close

Day 2

12.45pm – 1pm - Registration open

1pm – 1.10pm – Introduction and context setting

1.10pm – 1.40pm – Policy Framework (Theme 3 – Planning for Economic Growth, Theme 4 – Planning for Environment and Heritage and Theme 5 – Planning for Safety and Resilience to Hazards)

1.40pm – 2.10pm Marketplace activity

2.10pm – 2.25pm – Break

2.25pm – 3pm – Marketplace activity continued

3pm – 3.55pm – Identity and values of region

3.55pm – 4pm – Close

Regional workshops
When
Time
Pittsworth Function Centre
16 March 2019
23 March 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Yarraman Community Hall
23 March 2019
6 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Goombungee Public Hall
6 April 2019
13 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Toowoomba City Library
6 April 2019
13 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Oakey Community Centre
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Millmerran Community and Cultural Centre
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Greenmount Hall
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre
18 May 2019
1 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Clifton Community Centre
18 May 2019
1 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Highfields Cultural Centre
1 June 2019
8 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Wyreema/Cambooya workshop, Cambooya Public Hall
1 June 2019
8 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm


Provide feedback online

The Planning Scheme Review Community Discussion Booklet includes information on five broad themes: planning for liveable communities and housing; planning for infrastructure; planning for economic growth; planning for environment and heritage; and planning for safety and resilience to hazards.

Share your thoughts and ideas on each theme by completing our quick online surveys.

Planning for liveable communities and housing survey. What does a liveable community mean to you? Is it about a mixture of housing types and land sizes and does your local neighbourhood meet this?

Planning for infrastructure survey. We know water infrastructure is a key consideration for our region at the moment especially as we grow over the next 15 years. What other infrastructure needs to be considered by the planning scheme?

Planning for economic growth survey. The region is seeing a lot of economic growth with big projects like the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Second Range Crossing and Inland Rail. What could the planning scheme do to support development opportunities from these projects?

Planning for environment and heritage. We know that the Toowoomba region has natural and built environments that have national, state and local environmental and cultural significance.

Planning for safety and resilience to hazards. Natural hazards are getting more extreme and we want to know your thoughts on how the Planning Scheme could respond to these over the next 15 year period.

You can also share what you love about where you live through our Ideas tool.


Digital Maps - Zone Calibration Feedback

Use this exciting tool to comment on the Planning Scheme’s Planning Areas. With a simple click and comment box you can:

Tell us what planning areas should remain as they are and why?

Suggest what planning areas should change and why?

Tell us about concerns and trending issues that need to be addressed by the Planning Scheme for the future.

So get started now by clicking this link to go to our digital mapping tool: https://engagementplus.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/building_our_future


Further information

To find out more about the Toowoomba Regional Council Planning Scheme Review please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 131 872.


Our Council is reviewing the Toowoomba Regional Council Planning Scheme so that we have a planning tool that helps guide development to meet our growing needs.

Our region is transforming. Investment in infrastructure is booming and new technologies are changing the way we connect, live and do business. The need to accommodate a growing population, without diminishing productive farmland and the environment, is driving a shift to higher density housing. Increasingly frequent extreme climate events are also driving us to adapt in many ways.

Building Our Future is about our approach to the next 15 years of development in our region. We are focused on planning for sustainable rural communities and understanding regional identities and values. We are reviewing the priorities and intentions of our Regional Planning Scheme, including the policy framework, zoning and overall workability.

To find out more about Building Our Future, please download our brochure or download the Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also find out more information about the Five Themes identified in planning for the future of our Region by downloading the Planning Scheme Review Community Discussion Booklet (which is also in the Document Library on the right side of this page).


Regional workshops

Be part of the discussion to shape positive development solutions to build our future by attending workshops around the region from March to June 2019. Check out workshops happening in your area. Workshops in each location are being held as two sessions over separate weekends. Residents are encouraged to attend both sessions. Register online now or call 131 872. Catering provided.

Workshop Outline

Day 1

12.45pm – 1pm - Registration open

1pm – 1.10pm – Introduction and context setting

1.10pm – 2pm – Identity and values of region

2pm – 2.15pm – Break

2.15pm – 3.25pm – Policy Framework (Theme 1 – Planning for Infrastructure and Theme 2 – Planning for Liveable Communities and Housing)

3.25pm – 3.55pm – Zone Calibration

3.55pm – 4pm – Close

Day 2

12.45pm – 1pm - Registration open

1pm – 1.10pm – Introduction and context setting

1.10pm – 1.40pm – Policy Framework (Theme 3 – Planning for Economic Growth, Theme 4 – Planning for Environment and Heritage and Theme 5 – Planning for Safety and Resilience to Hazards)

1.40pm – 2.10pm Marketplace activity

2.10pm – 2.25pm – Break

2.25pm – 3pm – Marketplace activity continued

3pm – 3.55pm – Identity and values of region

3.55pm – 4pm – Close

Regional workshops
When
Time
Pittsworth Function Centre
16 March 2019
23 March 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Yarraman Community Hall
23 March 2019
6 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Goombungee Public Hall
6 April 2019
13 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Toowoomba City Library
6 April 2019
13 April 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Oakey Community Centre
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Millmerran Community and Cultural Centre
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Greenmount Hall
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre
18 May 2019
1 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Clifton Community Centre
18 May 2019
1 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Highfields Cultural Centre
1 June 2019
8 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm
Wyreema/Cambooya workshop, Cambooya Public Hall
1 June 2019
8 June 2019
1pm-4pm
1pm-4pm


Provide feedback online

The Planning Scheme Review Community Discussion Booklet includes information on five broad themes: planning for liveable communities and housing; planning for infrastructure; planning for economic growth; planning for environment and heritage; and planning for safety and resilience to hazards.

Share your thoughts and ideas on each theme by completing our quick online surveys.

Planning for liveable communities and housing survey. What does a liveable community mean to you? Is it about a mixture of housing types and land sizes and does your local neighbourhood meet this?

Planning for infrastructure survey. We know water infrastructure is a key consideration for our region at the moment especially as we grow over the next 15 years. What other infrastructure needs to be considered by the planning scheme?

Planning for economic growth survey. The region is seeing a lot of economic growth with big projects like the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Second Range Crossing and Inland Rail. What could the planning scheme do to support development opportunities from these projects?

Planning for environment and heritage. We know that the Toowoomba region has natural and built environments that have national, state and local environmental and cultural significance.

Planning for safety and resilience to hazards. Natural hazards are getting more extreme and we want to know your thoughts on how the Planning Scheme could respond to these over the next 15 year period.

You can also share what you love about where you live through our Ideas tool.


Digital Maps - Zone Calibration Feedback

Use this exciting tool to comment on the Planning Scheme’s Planning Areas. With a simple click and comment box you can:

Tell us what planning areas should remain as they are and why?

Suggest what planning areas should change and why?

Tell us about concerns and trending issues that need to be addressed by the Planning Scheme for the future.

So get started now by clicking this link to go to our digital mapping tool: https://engagementplus.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/building_our_future


Further information

To find out more about the Toowoomba Regional Council Planning Scheme Review please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 131 872.