Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
If you are building or changing the way you use your land you may need planning approval and/or a building permit.
Planning approvals relate to the use of land in accordance with the Local Planning Scheme. Planning approval allows land to be subdivided, developed or used for a particular purpose, such as the use and construction of a house and any associated works; tree removal or to operate a business or other commercial activity.
Building permits relate to structures and are required to ensure construction complies with the Building Regulations 2012 and the National Construction Code. A building permit may be required for a structure, fence or retaining wall. Building permits are issued by the Shire after receiving an application certified by a building surveyor.
When planning approval is required, it will need to be approved prior to a building permit being issued. A building permit must be consistent with the requirements of the planning approval.
We provide assistance and advice about construction and land use in the Shire. Prior to commencing any works, talk to the Shire to see if planning approval and/or a building permit is required.