Proactive Planning, anticipating future demands and trends within the shire.


Council’s Planning Department encompasses the role of developing and implementing a high quality planning service. It seeks to enhance the overall quality of the communities living and working environment, while promoting sustainable development, conserving the wealth of built and natural heritage and exhibiting the strategic vision for the Shire. In addition the Shire is involved in developing regional strategies and local policies, assisting in facilitation of methodical development.


Permit application for renewable energy facility at Carisbrook

Council has received a planning permit application no. 094/18 for the use and development of a renewable energy facility (90MW solar farm) at land known as 160 Bald Hill Road, 3080 and 3348 Pyrenees Highway. The application is currently on notice and any member of the public can lodge an objection in writing stating the reasons for the objection and how the objector would be affected. An objection can be posted to the Responsible authority at PO Box 194, Maryborough, Vic, 3465 or emailed to The following documentation relates to the application


Notice of Application

Planning application form

Planning report


Development plans

Visual assessment and landscape master plan

Landscape plan

Cultural heritage assessment

Flora and fauna assessment

Renewable energy targets

Glare assessment

Access to Pyrenees Highway plans

Economic Impact assessment

Flooding and Drainage Assessment


Use the links below to access information from this website 

The Planning Scheme

Planning Permits

Referral and Notice

Native vegetation removal

Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO)


Cultural Heritage Management Plan

Land Capability Assessment


Forms to download

Planning permit application form

Application for Amendment by Secondary Consent

Application for Extension of Time - Planning Permit

Planning Information Request


Useful links to other websites

How to obtain a copy of title

Central Goldfields Shire Council Planning Scheme 

Planning - a short guide

Aboriginal heritage planning tool


Major Planning Projects

Click the links below to learn more about the Council's current projects:

Review of Central Goldfields Planning Scheme

Former Maryborough Primary School - 404 Site

Maryborough Golf Course Redevelopment

Maryborough Knitting Mill Redevelopment

Maryborough Urban Design Framework

Maryborough Urban Prospects

Talbot Urban Design Framework

Strathlea Broiler Farm

Williams Road Composting Facility Report

Williams Road Composting Facility Tables



Planning Services
Phone: 03 54 610 625
Fax: 03 54 610 666


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