Whitehorse City Council

Planning & Building

PlanningAndBuildingHouseCouncil administers the planning and building controls in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act and Whitehorse Planning Scheme as well as the Building Act and Regulations.

Building controls relate to proposed building projects such as restorations, modifications and additions. Also included are the regulations and requirements for smoke alarms and pool/spa safety barriers.

Planning controls relate to multi-dwelling developments (including subdivision), change of use, and removal of vegetation.

Strategic planning focuses on supporting the growth in residential, commercial and industrial development within the municipality, including the preparation of structure plans and framework plans for activity centre development.