Planning & Development

All healthy and vibrant communities require a mix of areas for living, working and recreation. To this end, Council’s Approval Services:

  • Controls where and what type of building or development takes place;
  • Regulates the use of land throughout the municipality; and
  • Ensures that all new subdivisions are designed to incorporate integration of all the relevant facilities.

Good planning ensures that building or land use is compatible with the surrounding area, that provision for shops, factories and other commercial enterprises is made and that the traffic circulation and parking areas are sufficient. Council also regulates the type and size of signs and the extent of building scale and bulk. These controls all help to ensure that a pleasant living and working environment is maintained for the Community as a whole.

Want to Build on, or Change the Current use of Land?
All privately owned land in the City falls under development controls. If you are considering erecting any structure, or intend to use land for a purpose different to its current use please contact Approval Services as development approval may be needed before you can take any further action. Approval Services can be reached on 9257 9999.

Council also monitors population and housing growth in order to plan for future community facilities and services.

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