How do I apply?

Step 1: learn about the requirements for your development

When applying for development approval, it is a good idea to review the Council's Development Plan. The Development Plan contains information about:

  • guidelines for different types of development
  • which developments need approval
  • zoning provisions.

View the Development Plan here.


Step 2: complete an application form

The form is for all types of development proposals including planning and building.

Download a Development Application form. pdf (342KB)


Step 3: attach your documents

Documents required vary according the development being proposed. For a list of what you need to include with your application view the relevant checklist:


Step 4: lodge your application

You can lodge your application with us in person, by post, or by email:

Please note: Applications for land divisions must be lodged with the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP).


Step 5: pay the application fee

You need to pay a fee when lodging your application. The fee amount pdf (78KB) depends on the nature of the development.


Step 6: track your application

You can Track your application online.

Alternatively you may call a Development Officer on 8416 6333 between 8:30am and 5pm on weekdays.

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