If you intend to subdivide land, develop or use land or buildings, or conduct business-related work from home, it is likely that you will need a Council Planning Permit. The Planning Department can assist people with a wide range of land use and development enquiries. Contact us.
Under the Southern Midlands Planning Scheme, various zoning areas apply to the Southern Midlands municipality. Under these zones, there is a Table of Uses and Developments that identify any restrictions within that zone.
Permitted Use or Development:
An application to council must be made to obtain a permit for the development. Council, must approve the development, but may approve the development subject to conditions.
Discretionary Use or Development:
- Variation from specified development standards of planning scheme; or
- A land use or development that is considered to have the potential for detrimental impact on the surrounding area.
Application for a permit is required and may be refused or a permit issued with or without conditions.
For more information contact Council's Planning Office.