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On Wednesday 17 July 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Charters Towers Regional Town Plan (the Town Plan) which commenced on Monday 29 July 2019. An amendment (being Version Two) was made to the Town Plan on Wednesday 29 January 2020 to include the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (the LGIP) and an Administrative Amendment which commenced on Monday 10 February 2020.
A copy of the Town Plan including the Charges Resolution with the mapping and extrinsic material related to the LGIP provided as hyperlinks within their respective partsis provided below.
The Town Plan categorises land into zones and with specific assessment levels for Reconfiguration of a Lot, Material Change of Use, Building Works Assessable and Operational Works. Depending upon the type and nature of your development, differing codes and policies of the Town Plan will apply. For more information on preparing and lodging your Development Application, please access:
- Reconfiguration of a Lot – Information Sheet
- Material Change of Use – Information Sheet
- Building Works Assessable – Information Sheet
- Operational Works – Information Sheet
In addition to the Town Plan, Council on Wednesday 29 January 2020 resolved to adopt the Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2) 2020 (the Charges Resolution) commencing on Monday 10 February 2020. The Charges Resolution categorises the local government area into Charge Area 1 being Charters Towers City and Greenvale and Charge Area 2 being the balance of the Region.
Charges for Charge Area 1 are capped at approximately 25% of the total Prescribed Amounts whilst Charge Area 2 are capped at approximately 12.5% of the total Prescribed Amounts resulting in fair and reasonable charges for development.
In accordance with Schedule 24 of the Planning Regulation 2017, a copy of Council’s Infrastructure Charges Register is located here which details all levied charges issued since the adoption of Council’s first Charges Resolution in 2011.
To provide a summary of the development activity across the last financial year, Council have prepared the below for your information:
Superseded Planning Schemes
Until Monday 29 July 2020, applicants can lodge a Superceded Planning Scheme Request under S29 of the Planning Act 2016. For land within the former Charters Towers City Counicl local government area, the Aligned Planning Scheme for Charters Towers 2011 applies. For land wtithin the former Dalrymple Shire Council local government ara, the Aligned Planning Scheme for Dalrymple 2006 applies. The two superseded Planning Schemes may be accessed below.
Development Decisions and Exemption Certificates
The delivery of timely sustainable development outcomes is at the forefront of the Council’s Planning and Development Department. If you are interested in viewing one the most recent planning approvals for the Region, see below:
Council's Planning and Development Department is available to provide more information in relation of any of the above - please contact them on (07) 4761 5300.