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Heart of the Channel Country

New Planning Scheme

Proposed Barcoo Shire Planning Scheme – Open for public comment 

Barcoo Shire Council is pleased to advise that the proposed new Barcoo Shire Planning Scheme is now on public display. The community and stakeholders are encouraged to review the document and invited to provide feedback.

The purpose of the proposed planning scheme is to shape and manage development in the Barcoo Shire over the next 10-20 years.

The proposed planning scheme can be viewed via the link below or in person at the administrative office of Barcoo Shire Council, 6 Perkins Streets, Jundah or the customer service counters at Stratford Street, Stonehenge or 7 Maryborough Street, Windorah. Interested parties may also purchase a copy of the document from Council’s office.

Any person can make a written submission about any aspect of the proposed Barcoo Shire Planning Scheme during the public consultation period.

The public consultation period is from Friday, 1 November 2019 up to and including Monday, 6 January 2020.

Making a submission

Submissions must be made in writing or by email.

To be considered properly made, a submission must:

  • be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Barcoo Shire Council 
  • be received by Barcoo Shire Council during the consultation period (on or before Monday, 6 January 2020)
  • state the name and residential or business address of each submitter
  • state the grounds of the submission, and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds
  • state one postal or electronic address for service relating to the submission for all submitters
  • be signed by each person making the submission, however signatures are not required for email (electronic) submissions.

Submissions can be lodged:

  • by emailing a submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • by posting a submission to PO Box 14, Jundah Q 4736
  • by delivering in person at the administrative office of Barcoo Shire Council at 6 Perkins Streets, Jundah.

If you have queries about making a submission, contact Chief Executive Officer, Mr Paul Hockings on 07 4658 6907 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The following factsheets may assist you in understanding key aspects of the proposed planning scheme:

The proposed Barcoo Shire Council Planning Scheme

Download Draft Planning Scheme as at 18 October 2019.

To download a particular part of the proposed planning scheme, use the following links:


View the new interactive online mapping to support the proposed planning scheme.

Alternatively, static PDF zone, precinct and flood mapping are contained in Schedule 2 (mapping) of the proposed planning scheme.

Where the proposed planning scheme calls up certain mapping for a certain purpose, the hyperlink to access the mapping is provided in the proposed planning scheme document.