On this site you will find all the information you will need to plan, apply and complete a development in the Douglas Region including professional advice on applications and all of the forms and fees that you will need in order to submit a development application.
Development Applications Online
Lodge a Development Application or view current Development Applications online.
Development Assessment Overview
Understand the development application process, categories of development and types of applications.
Making an Application
Everything you need to know to prepare and lodge a Development Application.
Douglas Shire Planning Scheme
Information on the Douglas Shire Planning Scheme.
Adopted Infrastructure Charges
Infrastructure charges levied upon development as part of the development assessment process.
Trees and Plants
Learn more about vegetation on your property. Information on everything from landscaping to vegetation damage and removal.
Conduct a search on your property to obtain information about existing use rights, planning scheme provisions, infrastructure charges or agreements, and development approvals.
This section contains information on making applications for development approvals for civil works and earthworks both on private property and public land.
Strategic Land Use Planning
The Douglas Shire is an environmentally unique Shire embracing two World Heritage Areas. Strategic Planning puts in place long term strategies and plans to ensure the Douglas Shire remains an area with a healthy lifestyle in harmony with the environment, while also allowing for continued growth and development.
Can’t find what you are looking or need some clarification? Send a general enquiry to our Development Assessment Team.