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Ipswich Planning Scheme - Zones, Designations and Notations


This Dataset contains the following maps:

  1. Ipswich Planning Scheme Zones
  2. Indicative Boundary, subject to further detailed assessment
  3. Springfield Structure Plan Designations
  4. Designation of Land for Community Infrastructure
  5. Recorded Approvals
  6. Notations

Ipswich Planning Scheme

The 2006 Consolidated Ipswich Planning Scheme covers the entire local government area. In most instances it includes roads and watercourses. The Planning Scheme was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the repealed Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) and the Department of Local Government and Planning guidelines and scheme template.

Council adopted the Consolidated Planning Scheme (including all amendments to the 2004 Ipswich Planning Scheme) on 14 December 2005, and took effect (ie commencement date) on 23 January 2006.

The Planning Scheme divides the Ipswich Local Government Area into 8 localities-

Urban Areas

City Centre

Regionally Significant Business Enterprise and Industry Areas



Township Areas

Rural Areas, and


Each locality is further divided into Zones and in some cases, Sub Areas and Precincts. The planning scheme also provides a secondary organisational layer called Overlays, which are based on special attributes of land that need to be protected, or that may constrain development. There are two types of overlays - character places overlays and development constraints overlays.

The Planning Scheme uses the concepts of Overall Outcomes, Specific Outcomes, Probable Solutions and Acceptable Solutions for a zone, overlay or code.

Overall Outcomes are essentially the overall purpose or intent statements. Specific Outcomes are the more detailed performance objectives.

Probable Solutions represent one way of achieving a specific outcome and may be either increased or decreased by the Local Government depending on the individual circumstances of the proposal.

Acceptable Solutions apply only to self-assessable development and represent a precise measure for compliance.

In addition to the zoning of a property, it is also imperative to refer to the overlay maps and associated overlay codes (see Part 11) in the planning scheme as these may change the relevant assessment category of development compared to the underlying zone, or provide additional information.

Also, in addition to the overlays affecting a property, it is also imperative to refer to the zoning maps and associated zone codes in the planning scheme as these may change the relevant assessment category of development, or provide additional information.

Data made available under CC-BY-ND terms. Data updated on changes to Scheme.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Ipswich Planning Scheme - Zones, Designations and Notations
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other (Non-Commercial)
Data Status active
Update Frequency other
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/ef6392c6-0649-4b65-b0f1-efcfe75737cb
Date Published 2017-07-13
Date Updated 2018-04-20
Contact Point
Ipswich City Council
(07) 3810 6666
Temporal Coverage 2006-01-23
Geospatial Coverage Ipswich, Queensland/ Australia
Jurisdiction Local Government
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Ipswich City Council
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