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Cherbourg plans to improve infrastructure and services

The community of Cherbourg, west of Gympie, is the second Indigenous community in Queensland to adopt a Land Use Planning Scheme.

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said the planning scheme, which came into effect this month, would let the Shire Council manage developments in a way that met community expectations.

“The planning scheme is an important step in bringing about improvements for the Cherbourg community, and supporting economic development,” Mr Elmes said.

“The Planning Scheme focuses on identifying areas for future development that are not impacted by natural hazards, or areas of cultural and ecological significance.

“It gives Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council the tools to guide its decisions about residential, commercial and industrial growth into the future.

“By working together with the community, the Shire Council and other groups, we are helping improve the lifestyle of community members while protecting natural surroundings.

“A better future for Indigenous communities is dependent on those regions taking on more planning responsibility and having greater autonomy over how the community can develop.

“This is an example of how the Queensland Government, in partnership with the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, is helping improve lifestyle and economic outcomes for the local community.”

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, through the Remote Indigenous Land and Infrastructure Program Office, funded and managed the Planning Scheme process from inception to adoption.

It worked closely with the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and the planning consultant in the development of the planning scheme, with input from the Councillors and the community throughout the process.

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier
The Honourable Glen Elmes
17 October 2013

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Publish Date: 17 Oct 13

Queensland Government, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs :
Level 6a, Neville Bonner Building, 75 William Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Queensland Wide
Non-fixed: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3224 2070

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