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.

You can make a booking to talk with a development information officer at the Maroochydore City Hall building or, you can phone us direct (07) 5475 7272.
If you need help, please contact council's development services.

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