There are some instances when Town Planning Approval (a Development Permit) is required prior to Building and Plumbing approvals or other Council related approvals being issued. To check if your land requires a Development Permit before subsequent approvals can be given (such as a new building), please phone Development Assessment officers on 07 5540 5435.
The Scenic Rim is currently administered under three planning schemes - the Beaudesert Shire Planning Scheme, Boonah Shire Planning Scheme and Ipswich Planning Scheme. A new Scenic Rim Planning Scheme will be written to amalgamate the three existing schemes, complying with the provisions for a new planning instrument under the Sustainable Planning Act (2009).
Town Planning Enquiries and Town Planning Officer Appointments
Please phone the Development Assessment section of the Planning Department on 5540 5435 for all town planning enquiries and to book appointments to see a Town Planner.