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12 August, 2020

Douglas Planning Scheme On-Line

A NEW online property reporting facility now installed on Douglas Shire Council’s website will save people time and promote a much better understanding of the shire’s planning scheme.


Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said customers accessing the service will be able to search for a property using either a street address, lot number or a parcel number.

“This will generate a report which maps the property showing the relevant planning scheme zones and any overlays affecting the land.”

“Instead of having to request this information from Council and perhaps waiting several days for a response, reports will be available instantly for either viewing on line, or download.”

“It provides immediate, accurate information to the public around the clock,” he said.

The Mayor explained the reports will also include a link to the relevant Table of Assessment.

“This feature will assist those preparing development applications to understand what level of assessment will apply to their proposed land use.”

“We expect it will be particularly useful for those working in the property development and real estate industry,” the Mayor said.

The delivery of the online mapping tool is part of Council’s 2020-2021 Operational Plan outcomes.

The service is free and may be found on Council’s website under Planning Services page.

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