Planning And Development
Every development application must go through a standard process from lodgement to decision. This ensures all applications are assessed with the right information, by the right people, and follow the same process.
The process is set out in a statutory instrument called the Development Assessment Rules (or DA Rules).
There are five key parts to the formal DA process - application, referral, information request, public notification, and decision. Depending on the development being applied for, the required steps in each part may vary. Not all parts will apply to all development applications – for example, only impact-assessable applications and applications involving a variation request require public notification.
Types of Development Applications
- a material change of use
- reconfiguring a lot
- operational work
- building work.
Material Change of Use
Using the building, structure or the land for something different from its current use, or using it more intensively. For example:
- Changing a house into a shop
- Vacant lot to a residential house, office, shop etc.
- Commencing a new environmentally relevant activity on a vacant lot
Reconfiguring a Lot
Subdividing the land. For example:
- Subdividing one lot into multiple lots
- Dividing land into parts by agreement
- Realigning the boundary of a lot
- Creating or changing an easement giving access to a lot
Activities that alter the shape or form of the land. For example
- Earthworks (i.e. filling or excavation)
- Vegetation clearing
- Tidal work (jetty/pontoon/navigational marker)
- Erecting a sign
Constructing a new building or structure or extending an existing building or structure
- Building a new building or structure (house, garage etc.)
- Part or complete demolition of a building or structure
- Repairing, altering or extending a building or structure
Preparing a Development Application
When preparing a development application, the applicant must meet certain criteria to ensure it is properly made. These stipulations mainly relate to:
- using the correct form
- supplying the right information
- obtaining consents
- paying the fees.
If critical information is missing from the application, the applicant will be asked to provide this information before the assessment begins.
Lodging a Development Application
Development applications should be lodged to the assessment manager who will be assessing this development application.
Plumbing and Drainage
Permit applications for plumbing and drainage work must be lodged with Council. The forms are available on the Queensland Government website.
Diamantina Shire Council Planning Scheme
In accordance with the Planning Act 2016 s 63 Notice of Decision the following development applications have been submitted to Council: