Development Advice Services
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Nov 2017

Council offers a range of development advice services; both free and paid, to give feedback about specific development proposals.

The type of service council provides will depend on the nature of the proposal and information provided.

The available services are listed below.

  • For initial or simple enquiries.
  • Available on business days between 8.30 am - 5.00 pm.
  • No booking is needed
  • Contact council.
  • An email response may be provided to any request.
  • For when face-to-face contact is preferred. Visit the development information counter at 10 First Avenue Maroochydore.
  • Available on business days between 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.
  • No booking is needed.
  • For a formal written response to specific development enquiries.
  • Council offers this service for a small fee. Refer to council's fees and charges.
  • For providing advice on a particular development proposal where detailed plans are submitted. The response may include:
    • details on compliance with the planning scheme provisions
    • details on existing development approvals, and
    • property notes for the site.
  • Council offers this service for a fee. Refer to council's fees and charges.
  • For specific and generally more complex development proposals.
  • Must provide relevant supporting documents i.e. plans before the meeting.
  • A consultant must attend the meeting.
  • For engineering, environmental and landscaping feedback before submitting operational works applications.
  • Must provide preliminary design details, documents and plans with the form.

Council will be in contact within five (5) business days of submitting your request.

You can lodge online through MyCouncil (you will need to register to use this service) for:

  • development advice services, including:
    • general development advice, and
    • pre-design meeting requests.
  • written advice
    • payment of the applicable fee applies.
  • town planning appraisal
    • payment of the applicable fee applies.

Alternatively, you can submit the: