Safely doing business with Development Services
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Aug 2020

Council is working with the Queensland and Australian Governments to plan, respond and recover from the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are focused on ensuring you can continue to safely do business with us. To protect the health of our community and our staff we have changed the way we provide our services.

How this affects you

You can contact council's Development Services safely from home on any of our convenient online options.

Development advice services are available via:

  • phone (07) 5475 PLAN (7526) between 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • email, and
  • online conference meetings.

Lodging applications and correspondence online is strongly encouraged.

Make an appointment to lodge survey plans for endorsement.

You can take advantage of our convenient online services available 24/7, including:

We ask for your support and understanding through this period. Likewise we will strive to be considerate and supportive of you in getting through this event together.

Visit council's website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and FAQs.

Amendments to Planning Act 2016 for COVID-19 emergency

The Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning declared the ongoing COVID-19 emergency as an applicable event under the new amendments to the Planning Act 2016 passed by Parliament.

This declaration took effect on Friday 20 March 2020 and has been extended to 31 October 2020.

On 8 July 2020, under these powers, the Minister extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months. This means development approvals benefit from an additional six months to undertake approved development if they:

  • were in effect on the date of the extension notice (8 July 2020), or
  • come into effect between the date of extension notice and 31 October 2020.

This notice does not apply to building development approvals for building works to which section 71 of the Building Act 1975 applies.

Please visit the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation website for up to date information on the new amendments and any powers enacted by the Minister.