Council has a role to play in ensuring that the community is doing the right thing when it comes to Development Compliance. Development compliance can relate to a breach of the Development Act 1993 (the Act) which could include a new activity e.g. a business operating from home that is impacting on the amenity of the area, or a structure that has been erected on the land without the relevant approval, or it could relate to remaining compliant with the conditions of approval with an existing development application.
Applicants for development approval are required to comply with all conditions associated with a development approval. The development approvals attach to the land, meaning that the rights to use the land for that purpose transfer to new owners, provided the use rights have not been abandoned. It also means that the conditions of approval remain with the land until that use ceases or changes, meaning that the conditions must continue to be fulfilled.
Click here to download a Development Compliance fact sheet.
WHAT ARE MY NEIGHBOURS DOING? WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE NEARBY VACANT BLOCK?
For a list of development applications lodged with council in the last 12 months (updated fortnightly), you can search the Development Application Register that is located on this page.
Liquor licences may be required where alcohol is being served or sold. This might be a single occasion or an ongoing service.
Liquor licensing is managed by Consumer and Business Services, however all licence applications require approval from the associated Council. Forms required to apply for that approval are:
Liquor Licence Council Approval (where there is no entry fee or sale of alcohol)
Short Term Liquor Licence (where there is an entry fee and/or cost for alcohol)
PROPERTY LOCATION BROWSER
Click here to access the useful online property location browser.