Building, planning and Transport

Forms and information for commercial and domestic infrastructure

Building, Planning & Transport

Services provided by Mitchell Shire Council ensure all new and existing buildings, roads and community infrastructure meet Local, State and National standards. Council is also responsible for issuing permits, maintaining and improving Council owned community assets.

Council also ensures that public and environmental health services are delivered through a range of programs and activities.  It is also responsible for implementing appropriate land use planning through the Mitchell Planning Scheme, which protects the unique character of our townships and settlements.

Along with State and Commonwealth grants, Council also collects property rates and charges enabling it to deliver services to the community.

If you have any queries about any of the above services contact Council on (03) 5734 6200 or email

Building and Renovating

Building permits; mandatory building inspections; complaints and safety issues; advisory building information; inspections and reports regarding swimming pool fencing. 

Roads and Infrastructure

Construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, kerb and channel, bridges, stormwater infrastructure, traffic management, road safety, engineering approvals and parking.

Environmental and Public Heath

Food Act; Health and Wellbeing Act; Tobacco Act; Environmental Protection Act; Residential Tenancies Act; Personal Care and Body Art Industries; Pediculosis Program.

Rates and Valuations

Pay you rates and charges online; learn more about what your rates and charges fund; Conveying and Moving; Pensioner Concessions; Valuations.

Civil Works and Development

Engineering requirements for new developments and subdivisions; Water Sensitive Urban Design; D-Spec.

Statutory Planning

The planning permit process; significant planning applications in the Shire; frequently asked planning questions and how to contact the Planning Department.

Strategic Planning

Current planning scheme amendments; current strategic projects; recently completed planning scheme amendments.