Development application process

You may need a planning approval for certain development types under the provisions of the planning schemes currently administered by council.

Council oversees development on the Sunshine Coast in accordance with the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014. Under the scheme, applicants may need approval for certain developments.

On 3 July 2017, the Planning Act 2016 commenced and established a new planning system in Queensland. This replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

Applications made before 3 July 2017 are assessed under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

You can view these Acts on the Queensland Government Legislation website.

If you need help, please contact council's development services.

You can check Development.i to view details of lodged applications.

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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