Development Assessment

Livingstone Shire Council's Development Assessment team manages development applications submitted to Council. The applications are assessed in accordance with the process under the Planning Act 2016 within the timeframes set out in the statutory instrument called the Development Assessment Rules.

The Development Assessment team assess all planning applications for material changes of use, reconfigurations of lots, operational works, and building works assessable against the Planning Scheme. The team also provides services such as Duty Planner, pre-lodgement meetings, specific written development advice, and issuing of Limited, Standard and Full Development Certificates.

If you are proposing a development on your property, clearly identify what you would like to do and log a Duty Planner enquiry through Council's Online Services portal.  The Duty Planner will be able to assist with general advice and answer questions you may have about the development application process. If you would like detailed advice regarding your proposed development, it is encouraged that you engage a Town Planning Consultant or Surveyor.