Building and planning guides

Planning for stronger, more resilient floodplains

Planning for stronger, more resilient floodplains is a two-part Guideline that provides councils with a suite of practical measures to better align floodplain management and land use planning.

Part 1, Interim measures to support floodplain management in existing planning schemes, provides a ready-made toolkit of floodplain mapping and development assessment controls that can be fast-tracked for inclusion in existing planning schemes.

Part 2, Measures to support floodplain management in existing planning schemes, is a continuation of the journey to improving floodplain management practice in Queensland through land use planning. It provides detailed advice on how to investigate flooding and address its impacts through future Queensland planning schemes by providing step-by-step guidance and example planning scheme provisions.

Grantham Reconstruction Area

The Development Scheme for the Grantham Reconstruction Area outlines the blueprint for the reconstruction of Grantham after the devastating events of 10 January 2011.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council worked together to develop a plan which provides for a prosperous future for Grantham and the Lockyer Valley.

Road closure

On 10 June 2011, QRA permanently closed part of a road within the Grantham Reconstruction Area under section 106 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. The road was permanently closed in order to facilitate construction in the Grantham Reconstruction Area.