Council team fast-tracks development approvals
WHITSUNDAY mayor Jennifer Whitney has commended Council’s town “Quick Hits” team for slashing approval times for development applications.
Cr Whitney said the Quick Hits team had been turning low-risk domestic scale development applications around in significantly reduced timeframes of between 510 business days.
“This is a great reflection of the hard work Council’s planning team have been carrying out to take our customer service to the next level,” she said.
“We have received very positive feedback from developers and planners in the Whitsunday community who are very happy with the quick turnaround for their development applications [and] our town planning team should be commended on implementing this innovative process and performing these tasks above the statutory requirements.”
Cr Whitney said the Quick Hits team was just one of a number of initiatives Council was putting in place which were resulting in significant improvements in the customer focussed Development Assessment Unit.
“At the end of the day, this is all about Council assisting developers and builders to get on with their job and help stimulate the building industry and local economy,” she said.