The Planning department is essentially responsible for functions associated with planning applications and development controls.

  • Ensure that all applications are processed in an efficient and timely manner having regard to the statutory determination period.
  • Ensure that use or development is in conformity with the Kingborough Planning Scheme, Planning Legislation, State Policies, the "State of the Environment Report" and all other relevant legislation.
  • Undertake statutory enforcement and prosecute breaches of planning permits and the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.
  • Provide a quality service that matches the community and Council expectations with the requirements of the development industry.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of advice on all existing and proposed development in the Municipality.
  • Provide an informal mediation service in cases where disputes arise over planning matters.
  • Monitor and review the Kingborough Planning Scheme to ensure consistency with legislative requirements and community expectations.


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