Submit a development application

We have an online customer service portal to allow applicants to submit a number of development applications online. These applications can easily be submitted and paid for using this portal...

FastTrack applications

Information 053 FastTrack is our accelerated development assessment path for low risk, code assessable development applications lodged by suitably qualified and experienced consultants. Assessment of...

Forms and information sheets

A quick reference page is available for all forms and information sheets related to planning, building and plumbing works. View the forms and information sheets quick reference page.

How to submit a properly made development application & referral agency request

Planning Act 2016 & development assessment rules The Planning Act 2016 (the Act) is Queensland’s principal development legislation that coordinates planning at the local, regional and state lev...

Code assessable development applications

Categories of assessment Development proposals can be subject to different categories of assessment. A category of assessment will specify the process that a development proposal must go through. If ...

Impact assessable development applications

Categories of assessment Development proposals can be subject to different categories of assessment. A category of assessment will specify the process that a development proposal must go through. If ...

Approvals and what's next

If Council is satisfied that the application meets the requirements of the planning scheme, and any applicable referral agencies are satisfied, a development approval will be issued to the applicant. ...

Changes to approvals & extensions

Extensions of time Under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Planning Act 2016, a development approval has a currency period or relevant period. This means that a development approval has a certain...

Secondary dwellings, dual occupancy & multiple dwellings

Information 008 It is important for all forms of housing to be of a scale, density and design that is consistent with the planned character and reasonable amenity of a zone and its respective precinc...

Landscape plans

Information 006 Landscape work forms an integral component of most new development by enhancing and protecting the character and function of the site and surrounding area. Council advocates an integr...

Application for nomination of road frontage

 Information 047 An application for nomination of road frontage is a request to have the major street on a corner block identified for construction purposes. The prescribed relaxation, pending o...

Amenity & aesthetics for building work

The now repealed Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPR) and Planning Regulation 2017 (PR) allows Council to resolve to assess building work, as a referral agency, where Council considers it may have an e...

Requirements for geotechnical reports

Information 045 The purpose and applicability of this information sheet is to: Ensure that development in any area of potential instability or landslide has proper regard to factors affecting land...

Development show cause notice

Information 033 Show cause notice Council is committed to being fair to you and provides the opportunity to respond, before taking any further action. A show cause notice is a formal document which:...

Preliminary Approval Application including a Variation Request

As per Schedule 2 of the Planning Act 2016, a variation approval is part of a preliminary approval for premises that varies the effect of any local planning instrument in effect for the premises....