Finch Hatton township's local area planning framework

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A local area planning framework is being investigated for the Finch Hatton township, with the intent of facilitating development opportunities to support the potential of Finch Hatton becoming a trail town for the future mountain bike trails.

This project will follow a ‘local area plan’ process involving background and context investigations, setting a vision and principles, the development of local area frameworks and strategies relating to land uses, access, connectivity, infrastructure, built character and the public realm. Following the completion of the local area planning framework (as Stage 1 of the the local area planning project), the focus of the local area planning project will shift towards the Eungella township as Stage 2 of the project.

The potential benefits of this project include:

  • unlocking development opportunities that support the mountain bike trails and job creation
  • rejuvenation of activity in the commercial heart of the township
  • identifying opportunities for public realm enhancements in key locations and movement corridors
  • facilitative planning regulations.

Council will be welcoming the public’s thoughts to assist in identifying existing features and potential opportunities for the township during November 2020. You will be able to share your ideas for the Finch Hatton township by completing an online survey which will available soon on this web page. In early 2021, there will be face-to-face information sessions for the Finch Hatton and Eungella communities.

Would you like to learn more about local area planning? Click here

Council welcomes your thoughts to assist in identifying existing features and potential opportunities for the township. Share your ideas for the Finch Hatton township by completing this survey. You can also pin comments and images to the Ideas Map below. Feedback closes Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Click here to stay informed on Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails related activities.

Subscribe to the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails project's update emails to stay informed about this project. Visit www.connectingmackay.com.au/mountain-bike-trails to sign up.


A local area planning framework is being investigated for the Finch Hatton township, with the intent of facilitating development opportunities to support the potential of Finch Hatton becoming a trail town for the future mountain bike trails.

This project will follow a ‘local area plan’ process involving background and context investigations, setting a vision and principles, the development of local area frameworks and strategies relating to land uses, access, connectivity, infrastructure, built character and the public realm. Following the completion of the local area planning framework (as Stage 1 of the the local area planning project), the focus of the local area planning project will shift towards the Eungella township as Stage 2 of the project.

The potential benefits of this project include:

  • unlocking development opportunities that support the mountain bike trails and job creation
  • rejuvenation of activity in the commercial heart of the township
  • identifying opportunities for public realm enhancements in key locations and movement corridors
  • facilitative planning regulations.

Council will be welcoming the public’s thoughts to assist in identifying existing features and potential opportunities for the township during November 2020. You will be able to share your ideas for the Finch Hatton township by completing an online survey which will available soon on this web page. In early 2021, there will be face-to-face information sessions for the Finch Hatton and Eungella communities.

Would you like to learn more about local area planning? Click here

Council welcomes your thoughts to assist in identifying existing features and potential opportunities for the township. Share your ideas for the Finch Hatton township by completing this survey. You can also pin comments and images to the Ideas Map below. Feedback closes Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Click here to stay informed on Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails related activities.

Subscribe to the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails project's update emails to stay informed about this project. Visit www.connectingmackay.com.au/mountain-bike-trails to sign up.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council invites you to complete this 10-minute survey by Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11.59pm.

    Your feedback will help inform the Finch Hatton township local area planning framework. If you would like to learn more about the local area planning process click here.

    If you have a question or would like to supply more information, call the Community Engagement team on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or email engagement@mackay.qld.gov.au. Please get in contact if you would like to be provided a hard copy survey.

    Personal details are not used in the results of surveys, however some survey questions may capture identifying information. Responses in the below survey are purely voluntary. Participating in this survey indicates that you accept that this information may be publicly displayed and analysed by both authorised council employees and relevant third-party consultants.

    Except as otherwise stated, the personal information you choose to provide will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided and will not be disclosed to other persons or organisations without your prior consent or where it is required by law.

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