Town Planning

Notification of Draft Western Down Planning SchemeCover page tilted Draft Western Downs Planning Scheme

The current Draft Western Downs Planning Scheme public notification phase has now closed, but more consultation will be undertaken at a later date.

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Current Western Downs Regional Council Planning Schemes

Town planning (or land use planning) is one of the most important mechanisms available to local government in achieving important social, cultural and environment management goals. It is about making living and working environments safe, healthy, efficient and aesthetically pleasing through the arrangement of land uses. Town planning also provides certainty for people by outlining to them what can be expected to occur in their local communities.

The previous Councils that amalgamated to form Western Downs Regional Council used a number of planning documents to guide the development of the community. Town Planning Schemes contain provisions for the regulation, implementation and administration of each specific Planning Scheme and the statement of objectives and criteria for the implementation of the Strategic Plan.

Council’s various Planning Schemes are below.

 

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution No. 6 2015

Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolute No. 6 2015 (5,357KB)

Map 1 Priority Infrastructure Areas (6,400KB)
Map 2 Charge Areas (8,065KB)
Map 3 Trunk Infrastructure Water (3,610KB)
Map 4 Trunk Infrastructure Sewerage (3,747KB)
Map 5 Trunk Infrastructure Parks and Community (4,784KB)
Map 6 Trunk Infrastructure Footpaths (3,735KB)
Map 7 Trunk Infrastructure Drainage (4,181KB)
Map 8 Trunk Infrastructure Transport (3,914KB)

 

Planning Schedules


Schedule 1: Division 2 - Roads Car Parking Manoeuvring Areas and Access - Chinchilla, Murilla, Taroom and Wambo


Schedule 4: Car Parking Spaces - Dalby Planning Scheme


Schedule 7: Roads Hierarchy for ROL Code - Dalby Planning Scheme


Schedule 15: Headworks Contribution - Dalby Planning Scheme


Western Downs Regional Council Fees and Charges Schedule

 

Codes for Assessment Templates


Chinchilla Codes



  1. Rural Zone Code

  2. Rural Residential Zone Code

  3. Small Town Zone Code

  4. Urban Zone Code

  5. Commercial Zone Code

  6. Industrial Zone Code

  7. Mixed Use Zone Code

  8. Open Space and Recreational Zone Code

  9. Reconfiguring a Lot Code


Dalby Codes



  1. Town Zone Code - Town Centre Precinct Template

  2. Reconfiguring a Lot - Code Template

  3. Rural Zone Code - General Developement Template

  4. Rural Zone Code - Open Space Precinct Template

  5. Rural Zone Code - Specific Land Uses - Host Home Accommodation and Telecom Facility Template

  6. Town Zone Code - General - For All Development

  7. Town Zone Code - Commerce and Trade Precinct and Overlay Template

  8. Town Zone Code - Industry and Light Industry Precinct Template

  9. Town Zone Code - Specific Land Uses Template


Murilla Codes



  1. Rural Zone Code

  2. Small Town Zone Code

  3. Urban Zone Code

  4. Commercial Zone Code

  5. Industrial Zone Code

  6. Mixed Use Zone Code

  7. Open Space and Recreational Zone Code

  8. Reconfiguring a Lot Code


Tara Codes



  1. Caravan Park Code

  2. Commercial Development Code

  3. Community Facilities Code

  4. Extractive Industry Code

  5. Filling and Excavation Code

  6. Home Based Occupation Code

  7. Host Home Accommodation Code

  8. House Code

  9. Industrial Development Code

  10. Infrastructure Parking Servicing and Waste Water Code

  11. Intensive Animal Industry Code

  12. Multi-unit Dwelling and Motel Code

  13. Reconfiguring a Lot Code

  14. Rural Worker Accommodation Units Code

  15. Rural Zone and Rural Residential Zone Development

  16. Telecommunication Tower Code

  17. Temporary Residential Accommodation Code


Taroom Codes



  1. Rural Zone Code

  2. 2 Rural Residential Zone Code

  3. Small Town Zone Code

  4. Urban Zone Code

  5. Commercial Zone Code

  6. Industrial Zone Code

  7. Open Space and Recreational Zone Code

  8. Reconfiguring a Lot Code


Wambo Codes



  1. Urban Zone Code

  2. Bunya Mountains Zone Code

  3. Commercial Zone Code

  4. Industrial Zone Code

  5. Mixed Use Zone Code

  6. Open Space and Recreationl Zone Code

  7. Reconfiguring a Lot Code

  8. Rural Residential Zone Code

  9. Rural Zone Code

  10. Small Town Zone Code

 

Gravel Pits and Extractive Industries

Gravel extraction activities require town planning approval and operations exceeding 5,000 tonne per year also require approval under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Council has prepared a Gravel Supply Information Sheet for landholders interested in supplying gravel from their properties to Council, industry and commercial Users.

Gravel Supply Information Fact Sheet

 

External Links


Electronic Application Lodgement Service


The smart eDA online application preparation, lodgement and assessment service is an option for making development applications with Western Downs Regional Council. Council also accepts hard copy applications.


Details on Development Assessment


Fact Sheets - Department of Housing and Public Works


Building and sustainable housing fact sheets


Plumbing and drainers fact sheets