Shire Response

Return to COVID-19 Home Page

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to develop, this page will be updated with how the Shire and our Community is responding to this.

For the time being, our services will be provided as per normal and while we will try to minimise any disruption to our services, our primary focus will be on the safety and health of our community and staff. We continue to monitor the advice received from the Department of Health and will make decisions based on this advice.

We endeavour to communicate timely and honestly.

The Shire does have a role to play under the State Epidemic Plan. We continually review and update our emergency management plans so that they remain current and we are prepared for emergency situations.

As more information becomes available, we will amend and adjust our ways of work accordingly to ensure our staff and the community is treated with the utmost safety and respect.

#StayHome - Electronic Applications for Planning, Building, Health & Rangers

The Shire of Chittering will now be accepting the following applications by email:

  • Applications for Building Permits (certified and uncertified)

  • Applications for Development Approval

  • Applications to Construct or Install an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage

  • All applications for Dogs and Cats (eg. Registrations, Additional animals)

  • Applications for Rural Numbering

 These applications along with the supporting documentation can be emailed to

 Applicants for Building Permits will have their Building Permit (BA4) and Certificate of Design Compliance (BA3, where applicable) return emailed to them once it has been granted and issued. 

How To Avoid Wastewater Treatment System Failures

A note from our Principal Environmental Health Officer about how to keep your wastewater system running in top shape and what the Department of Health say about COVID-19 and wastewater systems: