Planning, Building & Development in Devonport

If you are building or changing the way you use your land you may need a planning permit and/or a building approval.

Planning permits relate to the use and development of land in accordance with the planning scheme.  A planning permit allows land to be subdivided, developed or used for a particular purpose, such as the use and construction of a house and any associated works; tree removal or to operate a business or other commercial activity.

Building permits relate to structures and are required to ensure a construction complies with the Building Regulations 2016.

When a planning permit is required, it will need to be approved prior to a building permit being issued. A building permit must be consistent with requirements of the planning permit.

We provide assistance and advice about construction and land use in Devonport. Prior to commencing any works talk to a planner to see if a planning permit is required, and then find a building team to discuss obtaining a building permit.

Advertised Planning Permit Applications

Discretionary planning permit applications are made under section 57 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. These are applications which Council has the …

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Apply for a Planning Permit

To apply for a Planning Permit you must lodge an application with Council.  An application form needs to be filled in and submitted with plans …

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Draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule

Please refer to the ‘Updates on the draft LPS process’ section at the bottom of this page for the latest information on the status of …

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Getting Started with a Planning Permit

Depending on what planning rules and zones apply to the property, a Planning Permit may be required for proposals such as subdivision, building, alterations, and …

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Planning Permits

The Devonport Interim Planning Scheme 2013 controls use and development within the municipality of Devonport. It contains state and local planning policies, zones, overlays and …

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Planning Process

A guide to the planning process It is important to note that there are many variables to consider with each and every Planning Permit, and …

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Planning Scheme & Zoning Maps

Planning is the name given to the regulations that guide the use and development of land. These are State Government regulations that are administered by …

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Visitor Accommodation

Short Stay Accommodation (Visitor Accommodation) Changes to the planning and building requirements governing Airbnb and other short stay visitor accommodation are now a state wide …

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