The application process


Enquiries and prelodgement meetings

Development enquiries

Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to providing excellence in service and strengthening relationships with the community and the development industry.
If you have a development enquiry and would like to contact Council, please choose from the following options:


General development enquiries

For general development enquiries, please contact Council’s Planning Department by emailing

Development and building complaints

For development and building complaints, please contact Council’s Development Compliance team by emailing

Call us

Please phone 1300 883 699 for all enquiries to Council.

In writing

All written correspondence should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Bundaberg Regional Council
PO Box 3130
Bundaberg Qld 4670

Visit Council’s development counter

For development enquiries, Council’s Development Counter is located at Auswide Building, Level 6, 16-20 Barolin Street, Bundaberg Qld 4670.

Pre-lodgement meetings

Council offers a free service for developers where they can attend pre-lodgement meetings with senior Council development staff who are also decision makers.

This pre-lodgement meeting service provides an opportunity for a prospective applicant to meet with Council’s senior development staff, providing high-level advice in order to identify and resolve assessment matters associated with a proposed development prior to lodgement of a development application.

This pre-lodgement meeting service will assist applicants in preparing a well-made development application and help to streamline the development assessment process.

More information regarding this pre-lodgement meeting service can be viewed in the Factsheet – Pre-lodgement meetings.

Please note: While Council will endeavour to provide pertinent advice through pre-lodgement meetings, this advice does not derogate Council’s responsibility for assessing development applications. For this reason, Council recommends that any prospective developer also seeks advice from a development consultant.

Book a pre-lodgement meeting

To book a Pre-lodgement meeting with Council’s senior development staff, please complete our Pre-lodgement Meeting Request form.