Building and development compliance

Council provides compliance and assessment in relation to the Building Act, Queensland Development Code, pool safety and general advice.  A Request for Assessment application is required to obtain this advice.

Find out the different matters that require assessment and how to apply.

Request for Assessment types

You can make a Request for Assessment application for the following matters:
Building Act Matters
Approval for occupation of a building Use of a building, other than a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building, for residential purposes under the Building Act 1975
Dwelling relocation (or amendment to dwelling relocation)House removal and re-erection – setting of security bond
Extension of time for Building ApprovalExtension of time for a Brisbane City Council issued approval or extension of time where a certifier consults with the local government about the proposed extension
Certificate of Occupancy (formerly referred to as a Certificate of Classification)For a commercial building constructed before 1 April 1976
Queensland Development Code Matters
QDC MP 2.1 Compliance AdviceWritten advice for budget accommodation buildings for compliance against the Fire Safety Standard
QDC MP 5.7 Compliance Advice

Written advice for residential service building for compliance against the Residential Services Building Standards

Pool Safety Matters
Pool Safety CertificateAssessment of pool fencing for a swimming pool associated with the sale or lease of a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building
Pool Fencing ExemptionExemption under the Building Act from complying with pool fencing requirements
General Advice

Request for written advice on regulatory matters

Request for inspection for regulatory advice


Payment of an application fee is required when your lodge your Request for Assessment with Council:
Assessment typeFee
Approval for occupation of a building$772.40
Dwelling relocation$387.50
Amendment to dwelling relocation$387.50
QDC MP 2.1 Compliance Advice$772.40 or $22.35 per room (whichever is greater)
QDC MP 5.7 Compliance Advice$772.40 or $22.35 per room (whichever is greater)
Pool Safety Certificate$509.20
Pool Fencing Exemption$772.40
Extension of Time$532.70
Request for written advice on regulatory matters from the Local Government$441.70
Request for inspection for regulatory advice from the Local Government$791.80
Development Compliance Certificate Category 1$1056
Development Compliance Certificate Category 2$1452
Development Compliance Certificate Category 3$1848

How to apply

Complete the request for assessment online form, and:

  • upload any supporting documents
  • pay the application fee using a Visa or Mastercard.

More information

For further information phone Council’s Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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