Building and Planning


A Planning Scheme is a document which sets out the controls and use of land that apply to land across the Shire. Planning Schemes, like many mandatory documents, can be complex and confusing until familiarity is gained through regular use. The scheme is used to ascertain the zoning and criteria for development proposals.


Sustainable Planning Act 2009


Notice is given in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that, on 13 April 2018, Quilpie Shire Council adopted a new planning scheme – Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018.

The Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018 applies to the Quilpie Shire Council local government area and replaces the Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2006.

The Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018 will have effect on and from 13 April 2018.

The Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018 can be viewed online below and is available for inspection or purchase at Council’s Customer Service Centre located at 50 Brolga Street, Quilpie.

If you require further information in relation to the Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018 please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 07 4656 0500 or email

Access the Interactive Version here

View the Interactive Map here

Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2018

Schedule 2 – Quilpie Planning Scheme Mapping

Schedule 5 – Priority Infrastructure Plan Mapping

Schedule 6 – Local Heritage Register



In accordance with section 63 of the Planning Act 2016, Council is required to publish a notice about certain development application decisions on its website:

30 April 2018 – Material Change of Use – Temperature Controlled Storage Boxes to Store Kangaroo Carcasses.

18 May 2018 – Material Change of Use – Transport Depot

20 July 2018 – Material Change of Use – Dual Occupancy Dwellings



Bushfire Fact Sheet

Zoning Fact Sheet

Flooding Fact Sheet

Home Based Business Fact Sheet



At its Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 11 August 2015, in accordance with Section 630 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Council resolved to adopt its Infrastructure Charging. The resolution has effect on and from 18 August 2015 and applies to development application decisions made on or after this date.

View the Infrastructure Charging Resolution


Quilpie Shire Planning Scheme 2006 Version 3 (V3)  (5.2MB)


The Priority Infrastructure Plan is incorporated within the Planning Scheme.



Unless prescribed as exempt or self assessable development under the Building Regulation 2006 a Building Development Application is required to be submitted to a Building Certifier for building work including:

  • additions
  • demolitions
  • outbuildings
  • repair work
  • moving or demolishing a building
  • swimming pools
  • units
  • retaining walls over 1m in height
  • underpinning
  • change of classification
  • tenancy fit-outs; and
  • commercial buildings

To check if the building work is assessable development please contact the Building and Environmental Planning Officer at the Quilpie Shire Council office on (07) 4656 0500 or email us.

Guideline for use, inspection and maintenance of decks, balconies and windows released

The Department of Housing and Public Works has released a Guideline for the use, inspection and maintenance of decks, balconies and windows and can now be downloaded from their website.

The amendments come after several safety concerns reported including the 2012 Coroner’s Inquiry into the death of a young child caused by a decayed decking board, and other cases of recent deck and balcony collapses throughout Australia.

Various other changes have been made to reflect current National Construction Code requirements.

The Guideline was originally developed to help building owners and occupiers, builders and inspectors to carry out inspections on balustrades, decks and balconies in order to check the integrity and safety of these structures. Owners and managers of non-residential buildings with a deck or balcony, such as restaurants, hotels and clubs, may also find the Guideline relevant. However, industry professionals must note this document does not replace the technical standards used by the industry.