On 3 July 2017, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will be replaced by the Planning Act 2016, creating a new planning system for Queensland. This means there will be changes in some of your dealings with Council, especially when going through the development application process with Council. Visit the Queensland Government planning reform website for further information on the changes.

From this date, you will also see changes under the ‘Planning & Building’ section of Council’s website. This includes changes to the menu structure, and new content articles. All the existing content will still be available. After 3 July, if you are having any issues finding content within the new structure, please contact Council’s Technical Advice Officers on 131 872.

Development Assessment Panel

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is a standing panel of Councillors and the General Manager Planning and Development Services Group who meet every second Thursday of each month.

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The DAP provides a forum where issues relevant to development proposals or applications can be discussed. It also aims to ensure development within the region accords with the Toowoomba Regional Council's Planning Scheme, planning instruments, codes and relevant legislation. The DAP may refer an application to the elected Council for final determination. For further information, please refer to INFO 043 Development Assessment Panel and INFO 044 Guidelines for Addressing ...
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The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is a standing panel of Councillors and the General Manager Planning and Development Services Group (General Manager) who meet every second Thursday. The DAP provides a forum where issues relevant to development proposals or applications can be discussed with the standing panel of Councillors, relevant Council officers, applicants and submitters.  It also aims to ensure development within the region accords with the Toowoomba Regional Council’s ...
Who may request the opportunity to publicly address a Development Assessment Panel (DAP) meeting? Only applicant(s) and/or submitter(s) who made properly made submissions may request the opportunity to publicly address a DAP meeting on matters listed on the DAP agenda. Any variance from this will be at the discretion of the panel chair (Chair Planning & Development Committee). Applicant(s) and/ or submitter(s) are not permitted to have legal representation at the ...
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