Douglas Shire Policies
Douglas Shire Planning Scheme Policies (2006)
Acid Sulfate Soils (207.6 KB)
Policy No 1
Douglas Shire Council Policies - ensures that development takes into account the presence of acid sulfate soils.
Building Design & Architectural Elements (1.4 MB)
Policy No 2
Douglas Shire Council Policies - specifies and illustrates the architectural elements and building design features considered appropriate for residential, commercial and tourist developments.
Carparking Contributions (187.2 KB)
Policy No 3
Douglas Shire Council Policies - specifies the circumstances in which a contribution may be made in lieu of providing car parking on site in association with a development.
Cultural Heritage & Valuable Sites (195.3 KB)
Policy No 4
Douglas Shire Council Policies - ensures that cultural heritage and valuable sites of the Shire are recorded and protected from removal, inappropriate redevelopment and inappropriate adjacent development.
Erosion & Sediment Control (211.9 KB)
Policy No 5
Douglas Shire Council Policies - to ensure that development controls erosion and sedimentation.
FNQROC Development Manual
The FNQROC Development Manual sets out procedures and requirements for the preparation and submission of approval applications, designs details and construction procedures.
Landscaping (278.9 KB)
Policy No 7
Douglas Shire Council Policies - specifies landscaping procedures, design requirements and a Plant Species Schedule for developments which have landscaping requirements.
Natural Areas & Scenic Amenity (187.2 KB)
Policy No 8
Douglas Shire Council Policies - specifies procedures and design requirements for developments which are located in highly sensitive environments with important conservation and scenic values.
Open Space Contributions (220.2 KB)
Policy No 9
Douglas Shire Council Policies - ensures that adequate parks and open space areas are provided for the enjoyment of residents and visitors and to set guidelines to maintain a balanced, functional and holistic approach to the provision of parkland.
Reports & Information the Council May Request (263.0 KB)
Policy No 10
Douglas Shire Council Policies - to ensure that development is supported by documentation, where necessary, which confirms that the development will be ecologically sustainable.
Water Supply & Sewerage Headworks & Works External Contributions (204.1 KB)
Policy No 11
Douglas Shire Council Policies - to ensure that Council recovers appropriate contributions towards the cost of providing water supply headworks and sewerage headworks, water supply works external and sewerage works external when deciding a development application.