Owner's consent

Development applications lodged without written owner's consent will be deemed not 'properly made' under the Planning Act 2016

The following requirements are applicable regarding owner's consent: 

Type of entitySignature requiredRequired supporting documentation

Signature/s of all landowners.

If there are multiple owners of a single lot, consent of each owner of the lot is required. For example, if four persons own one lot, signature from each of the four owners are required. Also, if an application is over a number of different lots, consent from the owners of each lot will be required.

Recent title search

Corporation of Company

Signature/s as per the following depending on the legal structure of the company:

  • Sole Director; or
  • Two Directors; or 
  • Director and Secretary.

The position of the signatory must be clearly stated on the owner's consent, however the name is not mandatory.

  • Recent title search
  • ACN/ABN number

If the land is held under a trust agreement, a copy of the trust documents clearly identifying who can sign on behalf of the trust is required to be lodged with the application. Only those (Trustee(s)) authorised by the trust documentation can sign on behalf of a trust.

This applies where the Trustee is a Company, as per company requirements.

Trust deed or appointment of trustee documentation

Body Corporate (owner of common property under a Community Management Scheme)Signatures of two Committee members - usually Chair and Secretary and signed under seal (please note Section 190 Body Corporate and Community Management Regulation (Accommodation Module 2008)

Resolution of the Body Corporate authorising the committee members to sign under seal or to make the application with their land

Religious GroupsDependent on the legal structure (usually a charitable trust - as per trust requirements and if trustee is a company, as per company requirements)A copy of the Trust deed or if the trustee is a company, company search, or a letter from the legal representative that they have authority to sign
Not for profit and Community organisationsDepends on the legal structure (where it's a company, the company requirements or if an Associated Incorporation the Secretary of the Association)Certification of Incorporation
Power of AttorneyPerson who holds power of attorneyCopy of the Power of Attorney document they are appointed under s14 Power of Attorney Act
Property under SaleCurrent owners (seller before settlement or buyer once settlement has occurred)If title search reveals old owners, a copy of the contract of sale (settlement) or letter from Solicitors confirming the sale
Recently sold propertyCurrent ownersIf title search reveals old owners, a copy of the contract of sale (settlement) or letter from Solicitors confirming the sale
Deceased EstateExecutor/s of the estateWill or appointment of executor or letter of authority
Divorced/separated partiesEach owner of the land identified on the title deed unless authority for the other is given, e.g. by order of the CourtIf land is to be transferred to one party subject to Court orders - a copy of the Court orders, authority for one part to sign for the other
Land owned by Brisbane City Council

If your application includes Council owned land, owner's consent from Council will be required. Complete the owner's consent online form.

Find out more about owner's consent for applications including Council owned land.

For more information email Council's Land Use Management team.  

Leased landThe lessor of the land must give owner's consent. 
Dedicated parklandThe owner or the trustee, within the terms of the trust or reserve, must give owner's consent. 

Other requirements

Whilst the Planning Act 2016 does not expressly require that the written consent of the owner be dated, Council requires that all written consents are dated. The purpose of this is to provide evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that the consent has been validly given by the owner of the premises.

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