Building and Planning
Development Approvals for Building Work must be obtained before commencing any building work (including renovations, alterations or additions to any building or structure on your property) and for the erection of carports, outdoor areas, gazebos, swimming pools and swimming pool fences, spas, retaining walls, shipping containers and the like.
In order to obtain the approval, a Development Application for Building Work can be lodged to either Council or you can contact a private building certifier (who will then arrange lodgement of your documentation to Council on your behalf).
DA Form 2 (available from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website) must be completed to lodge the application.
Application fees will apply, refer to Barcaldine Regional Council Fees & Charges 2019/2020.
Please note the following information regarding Building Applications:
If you are constructing a new building or doing an extension and if the development is inside the boundary lines permitted, you will be required to apply to Council for a “Relaxation of Setback”.
In Queensland, state-wide legislation establishes the framework and overarching policy for land use planning.
Commencing in mid-2017, the Planning Act 2016 establishes a new planning system for the state and replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Under this planning regime, the fundamental roles of the state, local government and community will not change.
Council’s Planning Schemes
A Planning Scheme is an important tool for guiding future growth and development within a local government area. Three Planning Schemes are used by Barcaldine Regional Council to regulate planning and development in different areas of the region.
(Planning Schemes are listed below):
- Aramac Shire Council Planning Scheme
- Barcaldine Shire Council Planning Scheme
- Jericho Shire Council Planning Scheme
Under the Planning Schemes, new development may require a development approval. This will depend on various factors, including the type of development, proposal details, and the zone and overlays that apply to the development site. The different types of development that may require approval under the Planning Scheme are listed below:
For any development above that requires an approval under the Planning Scheme, a Development Application must be lodged to Council.
To enquire about your proposed development and whether it triggers a Development Application for Development Approval under the Planning Scheme, please contact any Barcaldine Regional Council office.
A Fact Sheet is available to help explain Development Application requirements for the two most common applications assessed by Council, being for Material Change of Use and Reconfiguring a Lot.
Additional Planning Controls
At its General Meeting held on 11 May 2011, Council adopted the following planning controls for the townships of Alpha and Jericho:
- Council adopts the following Planning Control Measures for future development in Jericho:
"The minimum building floor height (distance from the ground to the bottom of the floor bearer) of any new structure constructed in the Jericho Town Area must be 300mm above the highest levels determined by the 2002 Jericho Town Flood Mitigation Study by Connell Wagner and any structure, including any associated works, must not in any way redirect flood waters."; and
- Council adopts the following Planning Control Measures for future development in Alpha:
"The minimum building floor height (distance from the ground to the bottom of the floor bearer) of any new structure constructed in the Alpha Town Area must be 300mm above the levels determined by the 1990 historic event as described in the Alpha Town Flood Mitigation Report compiled by Connell Wagner in clauses 10.2.3 and 10.2.4 as equivalent to the 1990 information available and any structure, including any associated works, must not in any way redirect flood waters.".
The Flood Mitigation Study relevant to each town can be accessed at this link.
New Barcaldine Region Planning Scheme
Council is in the process of preparing a new single planning scheme (Planning Act compliant) that will replace the three current planning schemes and will apply to the entire local government area. The new planning scheme is still in draft format and will be available for public comment in the coming months.
Current Development Applications
Council maintains a register of applications currently under assessment. Click here to view the Current Applications.
Approved Development Applications
Council maintains a register of applications which have been decided upon. Click here to view the Decided Applications.
At the General Meeting of Council held on 27 April 2016, it was resolved to not prepare a Local Government Infrastructure Plan as required by the superseded Sustainable Planning Act, and that Council therefore ceases to levy Adopted Infrastructure Charges. This resolution was to take effect from 3 May 2016 and is still in effect for the local government area.
Town Planning Schemes
Building and Planning Forms
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