Most proposed developments within the shire are assessed under the Shire Planning Scheme which aims to control and guide development and growth in a responsible manner, and accommodates and responds to change.

Planning Approval is required for any of the following application types:

  • Places with heritage significance
  • Changing the use of a building/premises
  • Increasing the floor area of an existing structure
  • Roof signs
  • Car parks or changes to the operation of car parks
  • Home businesses
  • Three or more dwellings on a single site
  • All non-residential developments
  • Lapsed development approvals (approvals are generally valid for two years, after which a new application must be submitted)
  • Demolitions.

Find out how to apply below.

To apply for planning approval, complete the application form and checklist below:

Application for Development Approval (includes Checklist) (PDF)

The checklist outlines the documentation that must be submitted with your application.

The application will be formerly lodged when all required documents are submitted to the satisfaction of the Shire and payment is received.

A fee is payable when applying for planning approval. This fee must be paid at the time of application.

A fee is payable for planning applications. This fee must be paid in order for the application to be formerly lodged and assessed.

Refer to Planning and Development Fees and Charges and Development Application Fee Calculator.

Ensure you submit your application with all the required documentation, as outlined in the checklist at the end of the application form.

You can submit your application via email to [email protected]

Digital copies are preferred however hard copy applications may be submitted via post or in person.

Once your application documents have been checked you will be emailed with payment options. Once payment is received the application is formerly lodged.

The statutory timeframe for development applications to be determined is 90 days if advertising is required, and 60 days if advertising is not required.

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