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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.

DA mapping system

Search through all mapping layers kept, prepared or sourced by the state that relate to development assessment and matters of interest to the state in assessing 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.

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.

Planning and Environment (P&E) Court Appeals

The department's eService for Planning and Environment Court proceedings.

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:

DA Process Reform

The project to streamline the DA process – operational works and large subdivisions – is an initiative of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) and Local Government Association of Queensland, and is funded by the department.