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Council’s Planning Services section provides development and land use planning services to the community. 

Our planning team will work with developers to ensure that new developments comply with planning legislation and meet with planning requirements.

Planning and Development

More information is available via the links below:

  • Planning Factsheets
  • Planning FAQs
  • Strategic Planning: Planning is an important tool available to local government to help achieve important social, cultural and environment management outcomes.
  • Development Assessment: Planning and Development is responsible for the assessment of development applications under the Southern Downs Planning Scheme 2012 and the State Planning Policy.
  • Online Mapping:  access to Council's Online Mapping tool
  • Online Services: access some planning, plumbing and building applications online

Fees & Charges

Heritage buildingPlanning and development fees and charges are found in Council's Fees and Charges (PDF 750.1KB).


Forms for planning applications can be downloaded from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning. Guidelines for planning can also be downloaded from this site.



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