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Development applications

Development application steps

The steps required for development applications

Development assessment process

The process for development assessment, including compliance assessment, deemed approvals, prohibited development and self-assessable development

State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) applications

SARA will mean a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to state development assessment. It makes this department the assessment manager or referral agency for development applications where the state has a jurisdiction.

Key components of SARA include:

Planning and Environment (P&E) Court Appeals

Assessment of Priority Development Areas

From 1 February 2013, all development applications for Priority Development Areas (PDAs)—formerly Urban Development Areas (UDAs) assessed by the former Urban Land Development Authority—are assessed by Economic Development Queensland.

Electronic lodgement

Links to the DA systems, MyDAS or eDA

Ministerial call in

The Planning Minister has the legislative power to call in a development application if it involves a state interest.

Transfer of planning powers

Transfer of planning powers from South Bank Corporation to Brisbane City Council.