Scope of the work and organisation

The activity of the Public Institution is defined by the Act and includes:

  • the drafting or the coordination of the drafting and the monitoring of the implementation of spatial plans of the regional level,
  • the drafting of reports about the situation in the area,
  • managing the Physical Planning Information System and the management of it within the framework of its competences,
  • the preparation of starting points for the drafting or the repealing of spatial plans of immediate areas,
  • the provision of advisory help in the drafting of spatial plans of local level,
  • other business in line with the Physical Planning Act and the Statute of the Institute.

In addition to this, by Law it is determined that the Institute can also produce the spatial development plans of towns and municipalities, urban development plans of significance for the Republic of Croatia i.e. the County, and carry out expert analytical work from the area of spatial development if this is sought after by the ministry responsible for the spatial development affairs or the County Prefect.

In addition to these business activities defined by the Act, with the resolution of founding it is specified that a public institution can participate in the drafting of county developmental strategies and other strategic documents and projects for the area of the County.

For the carrying out of the activities of the Public Institution internal units have been established: the Service for Physical Planning, the Service for Infrastructure, the Department for the Information System and Documentation, and the Department for Joint Affairs. 

In the Service for Physical Planning carried out are the expert business of the drafting, coordination of the drafting and monitoring of the implementation of spatial plans of the regional level, the drafting of reports about the situation in the area of the County, the preparation of starting points for the drafting or the repealing of spatial plans, the drafting of opinions in the drafting and adoption of spatial plans, the drafting of spatial plans of development of cities and municipalities and reports about the situation in the area, plus the carrying out of expert-analytical affairs from the area of physical planning.

In the Service for Infrastructure carried out are the expert business of the drafting of offprints of spatial plans from the areas of transport and energy infrastructure, and water management, it evaluates the compliance of infrastructural systems in spatial plans of the local level with the documents of spatial planning of the wider area, and the business connected to the monitoring of the drafting and participation in the drafting of strategic developmental documents on the national level from the scope of the work of the Service (transport, energy, water and the sea).

In the Department for Information System and Documentation carried out are the expert business of leading, development and managing of the Physical Planning Information System of the County in collaboration with other public law bodies defined by law, the leading of the Registry of Spatial Plans, the ensuring of the conditions for the access to information about the area which is available, the analytical business connected to the spatial documentation, the business of the development of the GIS, geodetic business for the needs of drafting the tasks of the Institute and projects of county significance, the business of the comparison of locations in the maritime domain with the documents of physical planning for the purpose of giving concessions, the maintenance of the Institute’s website, and business connected to the procurement and maintenance of the IT equipment of the Institute.

In the Department for Joint Affairs the business affairs carried out are legal, financial, accounting, personnel and general business, plus the administrative and expert business affairs for the director and internal organisational units, protocol affairs, affairs connected to the means of public announcements, communications and collaboration with bodies of state administration, regional and local self-government, as well as with institutions from abroad.