Flooding issues a big worry
Council inundated with public feedback on proposed planning scheme
BUNDABERG Regional Council staff have received a flood of submissions about the Proposed Bundaberg Regional Planning Scheme.
The council said yesterday it had received 307 submissions about the plan, with the majority of respondents concerned about flooding issues.
Planning and development portfolio spokesman Ross Sommerfeld said the five main issues raised were flooding, zoning, rural residential, Kepnock Business District Centre and sensitivities surrounding sea turtles.
“The engagement process was commensurate with the importance of a document that has the possibility to impact every property owner in the Bundaberg region,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“Naturally, the introduction of new flood overlay mapping and the limited development zone into the proposed planning scheme has generated plenty of enquiries from property owners within the identified flood-affected zones.”
When adopted, the planning scheme will replace the four current schemes from the four amalgamated councils: Bundaberg, Burnett, Isis and Kolan.
MAJOR CONCERN: Flooding is one of five main issues raised in the 307 submissions about the Proposed Bundaberg Regional Planning Scheme.