How to get Planning and Development Advice

There are a number of ways to gain advice about planning and development in the Cloncurry Shire.

Expert Advice

While Cloncurry Shire Council aims to assist you through the process, preparing a Development Application can be a complex task. Unless you understand the legal requirements and planning rules, you may find it useful to get expert help.

Online tools and information

This website contains extensive information and tools about planning and development in the Cloncurry Shire. The following pages may also be of assistance. Please see the useful links on the left hand side.

Pre-lodgement advice

Council's pre-lodgement service is a free service available.
The purpose of a "pre-lodgement" service is to provide an opportunity for the enquirer and Council officers to informally consider the key issues relevant to the assessment of a prepared proposal prior to lodging an application. Any person utilising this service should accept that:

  • A pre-lodgement enables informal discussion and advice only. It does not constitute a detailed assessment and does not guarantee in any way the outcome of any subsequent assessment process.
  • Advice will be given on issues detailed by the enquirer. Other issues may be raised by officers during the assessment process. The enquirer cannot rely on Council officers to identify areas of non-compliance during the pre-lodgement process.

As a minimum, a person using this service should:

  • Submit a Request for Pre-Lodgement Form.
  • Submit a Concept Plan drawn to scale and detailing the proposal including access, parking, open space, building height and setbacks from boundaries etc

How long does it take?

Generally ten working days for simple enquiries.

Visit or Email our Planner

A planning officer is available at our Council Administration Office to assist you with any general planning enquiries. Alternatively you can email

More information

If you can't find the information you need or need more information, you can contact the Council Administration Office on 4742 4100

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