The objective of the Bowen Shire Planning Scheme is to strategically plan for the enhancement and future of the region, whilst effectively managing development. This planning scheme has been developed to:
Protect the values of the Shire’s natural environment, including coastal areas, wetlands, beaches, headlands, waterways and areas of significant native vegetation.
Ensure growth and community development is facilitated and responsive to the changing demographic of the shire, promoting equity in access to services and infrastructure;
Reduce the risks of natural hazards to people, property and environment; and
Protect the economic values of natural resources including good quality agricultural land, extractive and mineral resources, vegetation and water