Our Planning Section is a professional, qualified team that prides itself on offering friendly and efficient services to the community. The team is more than happy to take your call or meet face-to-face to talk through your proposed development or general planning enquiry. We offer a free pre-lodgement service to assist in identifying potential issues and solutions at the earliest possible stage. We apply a common-sense approach to ensuring that development proposals achieve compliance with the relevant planning requirements while minimising red tape and helping to achieve the best possible outcome for your development.
TRC has a responsibility to ensure appropriate planning is undertaken and adhered to for fair and equitable development. This involves ensuring construction or alterations of buildings and structures (including signs) meet building and town planning requirements.
Property owners have an obligation to follow the procedures and processes needed to ensure safe development. Before undertaking any construction or alterations on your property, you will need to understand your responsibilities. All development applications must be completed using approved forms. Submit forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 573, Atherton 4883.
Planning and development manuals for the region are available from Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils.
Planning Act 2016
Request for Concurrence Agency Response (Building Work)
Request for Approval of a Survey Plan/s
Request for Superseded Planning Scheme
Application for an Exemption Certificate under s46 Planning Act 2016
Quarantined Assessment – Fact Sheet/Checklist for Eligibility
Adopted Infrastructure Charges
Council levies infrastructure charges as part of the development assessment process to help pay for the cost of providing additional trunk infrastructure needed because of increased demand on that infrastructure. These charges apply when a subdivision (reconfiguring a lot) or material change of use occurs that generates additional demand on trunk infrastructure networks. Trunk infrastructure is significant or higher order infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments, such as water supply, parks and road networks for an entire neighbourhood.
Check your requirements with our Regional Planning staff before undertaking any works by calling 1300 362 242 to discuss your proposal.