Superseded Planning Schemes and Studies

Superseded Planning Schemes

 Supporting Studies

There are also several ancillary documents that support the planning scheme, and these include:

Stormwater Quality Guideline

Urban development places pressure on waterway assets such as the Great Barrier Reef, significant 
rivers and local streams. Stormwater carries pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment, 
litter, heavy metal and hydrocarbons. These impact upon local waterways, rivers and the Great 
Barrier Reef. Changes in hydrology associated with new urban development cause stream erosion 
and change flow regimes. These deliver greater loads of polluting sediment downstream and change 
ecological communities. 

In recent years advances in urban development approaches and stormwater treatment technologies 
have made it possible to minimise the impact that new urban development has on waterways. 
Whitsunday Regional Council requires that new development appropriately manages its stormwater in 
order to protect the regions many and varied natural assets.

Whitsunday Regional Council has developed the Stormwater Quality Guideline [PDF 8.13MB] to clearly articulate our requirements for new development and redevelopment with respect to how it manages the environmental impacts of its stormwater.

MLB Downloads (provided as zip files)

To download, click on the hyperlink below to either save or open the zip file.



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