Buying a home
Buying a property is one of the largest investments you can make.
There are a number of council searches available to prospective homeowners in the Mackay Regional Council area.
Searches are arranged by completing a Property Search Application and paying the relevant fee.
If you are unsure about the type of search to request when purchasing a property, consult a solicitor and/or conveyancing professional.
Council provides services and searches including:
- Building inspections
- Building and plumbing records search
- Planning certificates
- Property information searches
Planning Scheme Overlays
Planning Scheme Overlays can have serious implications for property owners such as minimum height construction requirements for property in flood-prone areas. View the Planning Scheme Overlays for further information.
You can also see what overlays may apply by using council's MiMAPS and selecting the Planning and Land Use theme and choosing the 'Overlays' layer.
If after reviewing the overlays you require further information, complete an online planning advice enquiry.