The Banana Shire Council is responsible for undertaking land use planning and development control including administering its current planning schemes and ensuring new development is carried out in a fair, orderly and sustainable manner.
- Local Government Infrastructure Plan
- Planning Scheme
- Superseded Planning Schemes
- Infrastructure Charges Resolutions
- Development Applications
- Current Development Applications
- Marking a Submission on a Development Application
- Accepted Development
- Exemption Certificates
- Planning Enquiry and Pre-lodgement Meetings
- Public Access to Planning and Development Information
Banana Shire Council is undertaking public consultation on the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), which will be included in the Council's Planning Schemes. Public consultation begins on 27 April 2018 and will close on 13 June 2018. On completion of the consultation period Council will consider and respond to all submissions. Submissions and submission responses will be placed online and submitters will be notified of how Council has considered the matters raised in their submission.
Council encourages your review and submission on the LGIP by mail to Council Customer Service Centre.
Making a Submission - Hints and Tips
- Properly made submissions must include your name, address, signature and be received in the Consultation period closing on 13 June 2018.
- If the submission is regarding a specific property, include the street address and property details, being the property number and lot on plan description (ie. Lot 4 on SP567845), both of these can be found on your rates notice. Specify how the property is affected by the LGIP, your grounds for concern, the information and examples grounding that concern and any alternate outcome you are seeking.
- If the submission is more generally about the LGIP, include each section of the LGIP you wish to address, consider using the headings in the document then your grounds for concern, the information and examples grounding that concern and any alternate outcomes you are seeking.
- Focus on the contents of the LGIP (such as the Desired Standards of Service, Schedule of Works, Maps or a specific infrastructure project).
- To assist Council in understanding your views include evidence, documentation, photographs and maps to assist in justifying specific points in the submission.
- The submission should be easy to read, using dot points, short sentences and plain English.
- A submission may object to all or part of the LGIP or support all or part of the LGIP.
A planning scheme provides future direction and guides the way development occurs in a local government area. They can help Council to:
- ensure that there is enough land available for housing, parks, community facilities, industry and business uses
- ensure that incompatible land uses do not impact on one another
- ensure development is designed and carried out appropriately
- protect resources such as waterways, vegetation and agricultural land
- provide more efficient infrastructure such as water, sewerage and road networks.
The Banana Shire Council presently administers two planning schemes:
To view Council's superseded planning schemes, pleae click the below links:
On 24 June 2015, Council resolved to adopt Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2015 in accordance with section 630 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2015 replaces Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2013. Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2015 has effect on and from 29 June 2015 (day stated in the resolution) and is available via the link below.
On 5 March 2013, Council made 'Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (Version No. 1) 2013'. The Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2013 was advertised on 11 April 2013 in the Chinchilla News and on 12 April 2013 in the Central Telegraph newspapers.
Council is responsible for the statutory function of processing development applications for assessable development under the Planning Act 2016. Council's planning schemes and the Planning Act 2016 detail when a development application is required.
Development Application Forms can be downloaded from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning's website.
Development Application Fees and Charges can be viewed here.
A of number Development Application Factsheets have been prepared to assist the public in understanding the requirements for particular development types and are available below:
Please click to view the Current Development Application List
A submission is a written comment about a development application made by any interested member of the community (for example, person, group or organisation) about a development application.
Further information on making a submission about a development application please view the Department Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Factsheet available here
For certain development types in particular zones the level of assessment may be described as Accepted Development. Accepted Development does not require a development application under the Council's planning scheme. However, Accepted Development may be required to comply with the relevant assessment criteria stated in the planning scheme.
If you wish to confirm that your proposal is Accepted Development please contact the Council.
In most circumstances Accepted Development will require approval for building works which can be sought from a building certifier (Private or Council).
Council provides a free planning enquiry and pre-lodgement meeting service.
If you would like to enquire about a potential development proposal please contact Council on (07) 49929500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pre-lodgement meeting provides the opportunity for applicants to discuss a proposal prior to lodging a formal development application. This will usually involve consideration of preliminary plans and details as well as the identification of any issues.
A pre-lodgement meeting is not suitable for general enquiries.
The Planning Act 2016 requires a local government to make certain planning and development information available for inspection or inspection and purchase.
Should you wish to access such information please contact contact Council on (07) 49929500 or email@example.com.
Planning and development certificates are also available including:
- Limited planning and development certificate – includes:
- summary of provisions of planning scheme applying specifically to the premises i.e. zone, overlays and infrastructure charges schedule.
- any State planning regulatory provisions that apply.
- any designations that apply.
- Standard planning and development certificate – includes:
Limited planning and development certificate information.
copies of statutory notices including any ‘decision notice' issued for the premises.
Full planning and development certificate – includes:
- Limited and standards planning and development certificate information.
- statements about the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of conditions of approval.
- details of prosecutions for development offences.
If you would like to find out full details on what is provided under each type of planning and development certificate please refer to the relevant sections of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 available here.