Planning Services is responsible for the orderly and proper planning of the Town in the context of the planning framework established by the State Government. This includes creating a vision for the desired future urban form of the area, translating this vision into planning provisions and to administer the Town’s suite of planning processes.
At the strategic level, the focus of the planning section is to update and where necessary revise the Town Planning Scheme and create strategies and policies that will guide development.
At the statutory level, the function of the Town is to enforce the planning rules that are in place to ensure co-ordinated development. The focus at this level is to process applications for planning approvals, which includes providing comment in relation to proposals that are determined at State Level. These include subdivisions.
Applying for Planning Approval - Application Forms and Checklists
Strategic and Heritage Planning - Local Planning Strategy, Draft Local Planning Scheme and Policies, Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places
Statutory Planning Documents - Local Planning Scheme and Policies
Zoning and Subdivision - Scheme Map
Development Assessment Panels
Planning Consultation - Applications under consultation