Development advice services

By seeking advice in the early stages of a proposal, you can identify and address issues. This can improve the quality of your application and save money

Council offers a range of free and paid development advice services.

You can get advice for:

  • general enquiries
  • specific enquiries which need written advice
  • pre-lodgement services, and
  • post approval services.

For general enquiries, the best place to start is to call or email us.

For more detailed information, check our user guide (DOCX, 1.4MB).

We recommend you contact development services to confirm which service best fits your proposal.

Benefits of development advice

Upfront advice can save you time. By seeking advice in the early stages of a proposal, you can ensure you address all identified development issues. This can improve the quality of your application. It can also streamline assessment timeframes and reduce costs.

Development advice can help you understand what supporting information you may need to provide. We can also explain the process and clarify timeframes.

As part of this service we can identify specific technical issues, and relevant legislative and planning scheme requirements.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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