The Planning Act 2016 (PA) is the basis of Queensland's planning an development assessment legislation. The Act regulates development to:
manage the process by which development occurs
manage the effect of development on the environment (including use of premises)
ensure the coordination and integration of planning at the local, regional and state levels.
Under the PA there are five types of development:
You should contact the relevant local government, for
information regarding assessable development, development application type and process. Advice, pre-lodgement meeting requests and advice can be found on the Queensland Planning System website.
MyDAS is the online system that allows applicants to
prepare and lodge or refer applications to the department. Visit MyDAS to
prepare and lodge a development application on the department's website.
Persons intending to undertake any development should consult the relevant local government to ascertain whether the proposed development is an assessable development which would require a development approval.