Residents are being invited to have their say on the future growth of Branyan as part of Bundaberg Regional Council's local area planning.
Council is undertaking planning to guide the logical, coordinated and efficient delivery of future urban development in the suburb.
Divisional representative Cr Steve Cooper said Branyan was continuing to grow, providing plenty of options for housing and employment opportunities.
“We are very lucky to have a mix of everything here in Branyan,” he said.
“From quiet residential streets to small businesses, schools and childcare centres, a water treatment plant and other local services, the suburb is continuing to grow with future development on the cards.”
Cr Cooper said Council's local area planning sought to ensure future development proceeded in a logical manner with appropriate infrastructure and services in place while protecting existing land uses and environmental features.
“The need for local area planning originated within the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme, which was adopted in 2015, and is supported by the number of development applications and enquiries that have been submitted within Branyan,” he said.
“Branyan has been identified as a future growth area and the level of development and investment interest in recent times has certainly validated this.
“A large portion of the land within Branyan has been earmarked as an emerging community zone in the Planning Scheme and developing the local area plan for the suburb will help to ensure a strategic approach to future growth and development.”
Cr Cooper said to ensure the community had its say, a survey had been created and was available to participate in until 24 September.
“The preparation of a local area plan for Branyan aims to provide certainty for residents and landowners regarding the future planning direction of the area,” he said.
“This survey is the perfect opportunity to have your say and be part of the continuing growth of a fantastic division.”
The Branyan Draft Local Area Plan survey can be completed here.