Planning

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.

Additional information in regards the Application process is available in the Fact Sheet below.

For Building and Plumbing Development Applications refer to the building and plumbing section.

Planning Scheme

# Name Size Type Date Download
1 Carpentaria Shire Planning Scheme - May 2008.pdf 1.18 MB PDF 5th April 2016
2 Carpentaria Shire Planning Scheme Maps - May 2008.pdf 12.16 MB PDF 5th April 2016
3 Fact Sheet - Application Assessment.pdf 77.90 KB PDF 6th July 2021
4 Fact Sheet - Building Approval Requirements.pdf 81.76 KB PDF 6th July 2021