The 2031 Regional Plan (originally named the 2025 Regional Plan) took effect in 2009. For many years prior to this CAFNEC had been advocating for a regional approach to planning that could deliver a sensible and sustainable long term development framework for the region. In 2006 CAFNEC was successful and the QLD State government began developing a statutory regional plan which would guide and direct new development in the region up until the year 2031.
CAFNEC’s key goals in this project were to:
- Create a well researched blueprint for a sustainable future for Far North Queensland
- Develop mechanisms for the integration of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) into all levels of the FNQ Regional Plan, its implementation, enforcement and review.
FNQ 2031 Regional Plan – State Government Site
CAFNEC Submission to the Draft Regional Plan, outlining it’s shortcomings and making recommendations