Development Assessment

Council is responsible for the assessment of development applications under the Southern Downs Planning Scheme

Planning and development is responsible for the assessment of development applications under the Southern Downs Planning Scheme.  We ensure that development in our region contributes towards creating a safe, healthy and efficient place for the Southern Downs community to live, work, play and stay.

The Planning Act 2016 and the Southern Downs Planning Scheme underpins the work we do. Following these legislative documents guarantees that our decision making is fair and transparent.  The following tools are available to assist with your application:

Making an enquiry on your application

Council's planning officers are generally available during business hours and can be contacted by phoning Council or by submitting an online enquiry.  You can make an appointment to meet in person in either the Stanthorpe or Warwick office. 

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