Current Planning Schemes

A Planning Scheme, commonly referred to as the ‘Town Plan’ is a regulatory document that guides and determines changes to the way land, buildings and structures are used within the Local Government Area to which the Planning Scheme Applies. In the instance of the Charters Towers Regional Council Area, two Planning Schemes are currently in effect being:

          CTCC Planning Scheme July 2006               DSC Planning Scheme 14 August 2006     














Both Planning Schemes categorise land into zones and with specific assessment levels for Reconfiguration of a Lot, Material Change of Use, Building Works Assessable and Operational Works. Dependent upon the type and nature of your development, differing codes and policies of the Planning Scheme will apply. For more information on preparing and lodging your Development Application, the following is provided:


Regulated Infrastructure Charges

Statutory Policy S0039 - Adopted Infrastructure Charges (former Charters Towers City planning area) was adopted at the General Meeting of Council held 10 August 2011 with a focus on encouraging economic development by setting charges below the State maximum charge allowable. The Infrastructure Charges Resolution only applies to development within the former Charters Towers City Local Government Area and to development for Reconfiguring a Lot, Material Change of Use of Premises and carrying out of Building Work.


Draft Charters Towers Regional Planning Scheme

On 18 April 2018 at Council's General Meeting, Council resolved to commence the preparation of a new Regional Planning Scheme under the Planning Act 2016. The draft Regional Planning Scheme, when adopted, will provide for a single land use framework for the entire Charters Towers Region. It will consolidate and replace the Aligned Charters Towers Planning Scheme 2011 and the Aligned Planning Scheme for Dalrymple Shire 2006.


How will it affect you?

The draft Regional Planning Scheme will apply to land that you own or rent. It also applies to the land around you, affects what you can do with your land and what your neighbour can do with theirs. The draft Regional Planning Scheme may result in changes to the way you use your property in the future.

How can I view the Draft Planning Scheme?

You can view the draft Regional Planning Scheme, Mapping and Scheme Information Guide here.

Can I talk to a Council Planner?

You can talk to a Council Planner by either contacting Council on (07) 4761 5300 or you can arrange an appoint at Council’s Administration Centres located at 12 and 70 Mosman Street, Charters Towers.
Council will also be Community Information Sessions at the following locations:
  • Hervey Range - Hervey Range Community Hall 3pm-7pm Friday 8 February 2019
  • Charters Towers - Excelsior Library 3pm-7pm Tuesday 12 February 2019
  • Greenvale - Greenvale Community Hall 3pm-7pm Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Pentland - Pentland Soldiers Memorial Hall 3pm-7pm Monday 18 February 2019
  • Ravenswood - Ravenswood School of Arts Hall 4pm-8pm Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Charters Towers - Excelsior Library 3pm-7pm Wednesday 13 February 2019

How can I make a Submission?

Submissions can be made online by clicking here or you can complete and return to Council the properly made submission proforma located at the rear of the draft Regional Planning Scheme Information Guide located here
Alternatively, submissions can be made in writing to Council by:
Chief Executive Officer
Charters Towers Regional Council 
PO Box 189 
or Email
All submissions must made with Council between 4 February and 29 March 2019.


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:

Decision Notices and Exemption Certificates

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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.