Development Application Forms
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

Development applications must be made using:

  • the state government's development assessment forms, and in some cases
  • relevant council application forms.

DA Form 1 - development application details

This form must be used to make a development application involving:

  • code assessment, or
  • impact assessment.

Except when applying for development involving building work, refer to DA Form 2.

DA Form 2 - building work details

This form must be used to make a development application involving building work.

When applying for development involving building work only, use this form (DA Form 2) only.

For a development application involving building work associated with any other type of assessable development, use:

  • DA Form 1, and
  • Parts 4 to 6 of DA Form 2.

Change application form - Planning Act Form 5

This form is to be used to request to change a development approval under section 78 of the Planning Act 2016. It is important when making a change application to be aware of whether the application is for:

  • a minor change that will be assessed under section 81 of the Planning Act 2016, or
  • an 'other' change that will be assessed under section 82 of the Planning Act 2016.

For a copy of these forms, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.

eDevelopment application form

All development applications lodged electronically must include a completed eDevelopment application form[974KB].

This form is used to:

  • outline fee information, and
  • confirm agreement to correspond electronically.

Providing a corporate email address is preferred for receiving and sending electronic correspondence.

For more information, refer to lodging a development application.

Extension application - to extend the currency period of a development approval

This form[371KB] allows applicants to apply for an extension to the currency period for a development approval.

Pre-request response application

This form[356KB] allows council (as an affected entity) to consider a change before an applicant formally applies to the entity that issued the approval or conditions i.e. court or concurrency agency.

Request for concurrence agency response (building work)

Use this form[942KB] for when a building application must be referred to council for assessment as a concurrency agency in accordance with schedule 9 and 10 of the Planning Regulation 2017. This includes houses or class 10 structures that do not comply with the planning scheme, but are exempt from needing a planning application (under schedule 6, part 2, section 2(2), of the Planning Regulation 2017). Instead, the building application must be referred to council for assessment as a concurrence agency.

Note: If non-compliance only relates to provisions covered by the Queensland Development Code, refer to the building guidelines for the correct form and guidance on assessing these requests.

Request for approval of survey plan/s

This form[362KB] is required for plan sealing application for all standard format and building format plans.

Before submission of your survey plan, complete and send the checklist for approval of survey plans[929KB] to council.

Payment of fees is required before or at the time of lodgement of the original survey plan.

Request for town planning appraisal

Use this form to check if a proposed development complies with:

  • the relevant planning scheme, and/or
  • any relevant planning approvals on the site.

FastTrack application kits

The FastTrack assessment checklist must be submitted for all FastTrack applications. In addition, the relevant RPEQ design certification form must be submitted for all FastTrack applications. except for applications for:

  • reconfiguring a lot
  • advertising signs
  • caretaker's accommodation
  • home based business, and
  • bed and breakfast home based business.

Operational works prestart request form

Use this form[998KB] to book all prestart meetings. Any new applications submitted after 1 July 2016 will need to be accompanied by the construction application fee. For more information, refer to the operational works construction process fact sheet[246KB].

Request for superseded planning scheme

This form[363KB] allows applications to make a request for council to assess a development proposal under a superseded planning scheme in accordance with section 29 of the Planning Act 2016.

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