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The first North Queensland Regional Plan is currently being prepared by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

The regional plan will set the vision for North Queensland and develop a blueprint for the region's future. The region includes five local government areas:

  • Burdekin
  • Charters Towers
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Palm Island
  • Townsville.

The process will allow local government and the community to address issues specific to the region and develop a framework to respond to challenges and opportunities that may arise. The Queensland Government recognises that local government is best placed to undertake local planning. Consequently, the plan will not respond to all matters in the region, but will play a focussed role in addressing and resolving competing state interests on a regional scale.

The department will be seeking ideas from the community in the preparation of the draft North Queensland Regional Plan and through statutory consultation planned for mid-2017.

To stay up-to-date during the process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please contact the department.