Development Assessment

 

Pre-lodgement Meeting Request, Coversheet Explanation and Fee

 

Building Services

There are some instances when Town Planning Approval (a Development Permit) is required prior to Building and Plumbing approvals or other Council related approvals being issued. To check if your land requires a Development Permit before subsequent approvals can be given (such as a new building), please phone Development Assessment officers on (07) 5540 5435.

 

Pre-lodgement Meeting and Front Counter Appointments

Planning advice in relation to proposed development can be obtained from Council in two (2) ways. These including:

  1. A Pre-lodgement Meeting - a paid meeting of up to one hour for complex and technical developments.  where formal minutes are given. Please fill out the Pre-lodgement Form 
  2. Front Counter Appointment - a free service of up to fifteen minutes generally for general property enquiries (easements, building envelopes, zoning, etc.) and minor development investigations where no minutes are given. Please contact Council to arrange an appointment.

For further information, please refer to the Pre-lodgement Meetings and Front Counter Appointments Factsheet

 

Planning Schemes

The Scenic Rim is currently administered under three planning schemes - the Beaudesert Shire Planning Scheme, Boonah Shire Planning Scheme and Ipswich Planning Scheme. A new Scenic Rim Planning Scheme will be written to amalgamate the three existing schemes, complying with the provisions for a new planning instrument under the Sustainable Planning Act (2009).

 

Town Planning Enquiries and Town Planning Officer Appointments

Please phone the Development Assessment section of the Planning Department on 5540 5435 for all town planning enquiries and to book appointments to see a Town Planner.

 

Making a Submission on a Development Application

Under s305 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, any person may make a submission, being a written explanation supporting or opposing a development proposal, to Council during the public notification period of a Development Application. If the submission is considered properly made, it will grant the submitter appeal rights against any future decision made by Council.

A properly made submission can be lodged electronically or in writing. In order to be considered a properly made submission, the following requirements must be adhered to:

In writing
A written submission must:
• Be in writing and signed by each person making the submission;
• Be received during the notification period;
• State the name and residential or business address of each person who is making the submission;
• State the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds; and
• Be made to the assessment manager.

Electronically
A submission made electronically must:
• Be received during the notification period;
• State the name and residential or business address of each person who is making the submission;
• State the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds; and
• Be made to the assessment manager.

For a comprehensive guide to making a submission, refer to Development assessment - making a submission about a development application.

Please note: In accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, if a submission has been made by two (2) or more persons, only the principal submitter (the person identified as the contact person or if no person is identified, the submitter whose name first appears on the submission) will be acknowledged, receive a copy of the Decision Notice and will have potential appeal rights. This includes submissions by petitions.

 

SARA fast track assessment framework

The SARA fast track framework is a streamlined referral and assessment process that allows for eligible triggers and aspects of development to be assessed and quickly decided by SARA. If a triggered aspect of development within your application qualifies for a fast track assessment, a reduced fee will apply to those triggers.

For further information please refer to SARA via this link

http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/infrastructure-and-planning/sara-fast-track-assessment-framework.html

 

Material Change of Use Applications

Scenic Rim Regional Council now accepts lodgement of Material Change of Use Applications,
Reconfiguration of A Lot Applications, Building Envelope amendment requests and Compliance assessment requests via  email. The email address is mail@scenicrim.qld.gov.au