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The role of Council's Strategic Planning Section is primarily to identify future land uses and associated trunk infrastructure. This will assist the region manage sustainable growth while offering a diverse range of development options.
Council's Strategic Planning Team is actively working towards the implementation of the inaugural planning scheme for the entire Gladstone Region in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The planning scheme is an integral part of identifying areas suitable for growth to retain the enviable lifestyle that our residents currently enjoy. Along with the new Planning Scheme, extensive work is being undertaken on identifying required infrastructure to support development and to plan for a population growth up to 2031.
In addition to the above, the Strategic Team co-ordinate Council's responses towards the major projects within the Gladstone Region, eg. LNG Plants, Steel Plants.
The Team also look after amendments to the existing three Planning Schemes.
The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) came into effect on 18 December 2009 and replaced the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA). SPA provides for (amongst other things) the process by which development applications must be handled. This process is called the Integrated Development Application System (IDAS).
Council's Statutory Planning Team assesses all Planning Development applications - ie. Material Change of Use (MCU), Reconfiguring a Lot (RaL). The team also assess Boundary Relaxation and Amenity and Aesthetics applications.
For all planning applications you must:
In addition, it is recommended that you complete the applicable IDAS checklist (although not mandatory).
The following provides links and/or information to assist the lodgement of a properly made development application.
Lodging a Survey Plan
To assist with lodging a Survey Plan to Council, please complete the below checklist.
Along with the above checklist, Survey Plan Lodgement usually consists of:
To discuss the lodgement of Survey Plans further, please contact Council's Statutory Planning Section on (07) 49776813.
To request any of the following town planning certificates, please complete the Assessment & Development Search Form and pay the applicable fee as indicated.