Shape Your Place


One of Council’s key functions is to help influence the future shape of our City.

Much of the work done by Council in this space involves negotiations with the State Government. This work has become increasingly important over the last few years in light of major reforms to the planning system, which will see Council’s Development Plan replaced by the State Government’s Planning and Design Code in the first half of 2021.

The following pages provide information on the existing and proposed planning systems, and the work being done by Council to address key issues. This includes:


If you have any questions about information on this page, please contact us on 8372 8888 or email with ‘Shape Your Place’ written in the subject line.