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Planning & Development

The Planning and Development Department of Council is responsible for managing Town Planning, Building and Plumbing throughout the Western Downs.

We ensure that development in our region contributes towards creating a safe, healthy and efficient place for the Western Downs community to live, work and play.

The Planning Act 2016Building Act 1975 and Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002  underpin the work we do. Following these legislative documents guarantees that our decision making is fair and transparent.

Strategic Planning

Western Downs Planning Scheme 2017

Past Planning Schemes

Development Assessment

Planning Decisions

Building & Plumbing

Development Engineering

2014 Flood Study Reports


Infrastructure Charges Resolution