Customers can lodge new development and operational works applications under the Carpentaria Shire Council Planning Scheme over the counter at our Customer Service Centre in Normanton or by Mail. Email applications are no longer accepted.
A development application is made under the Planning Act 2016 to carry out development, i.e. residential, commercial, industrial or community development.
Development is defined in Schedule 2 of the Act as carrying out:
operational works - activities that alter the shape or form of land, i.e. civil works for new subdivision, filling or excavating, vegetation clearing, advertising devices
building work - i.e. building, repairing, altering, underpinning, moving or demolishing a building or other structure
plumbing or drainage works
reconfiguring a lot
material change of use of premises
Queensland's Planning System provided by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) provides guidelines to assist in making development applications and information.
Council recommends engaging a Town Planner when considering complex planning matters.
To view our Fact Sheets on the Application Assessment Process and Building Approval Requirements, click here.