Planning and Building


As our Region grows, Council’s Planning unit provides development assessment, building and plumbing compliance and land use planning services to guide development within our community. 

Effective town planning ensures that:

  • Our community functions as efficiently and effectively as possible, making sure that the right type, scale and amount of development is built in the right places.
  • Buildings are constructed to correct standards, complement our climate and contribute to creating an aesthetically pleasing place to live.
  • We grow in the most financially viable way by making the best use of existing infrastructure for water and roads and identifying the required infrastructure for planned future growth areas.
  • Our unique history and natural environment are protected.

A range of tools, forms and information to assist with your property development, building or plumbing works can be found below.