Development Approvals and Applications

Council guides new development to ensure:

Efficiency and Effectiveness

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.

Character and Suitability

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.

History and Environment

Our unique history and natural environment are protected.

Types of Permits