Applying and post approval

Use this section to find information on applying for a development application, how to check the status of a development application, how to have your say on a development proposal, and what you (or a developer) needs to do once a development application is approved.

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Check the status of a development application

Find out how to use Council's property development application and search tool, PD Online, to check the status of a current development application.

Development assessment fees

Planning application and development assessment fees can vary depending on the type of development you are undertaking. Find out what development assessment and compliance fees are applicable to your development.

Development application forms

Development applications lodged under the Planning Act 2016 (PA) must use the Planning Act 2016 development assessment forms.

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Have your say on development applications

Anyone can formally submit comments on certain development applications to support or oppose development. Find out how to have your say.

How to get advice

Find out how Council can provide assistance with your planning application and/or provide advice about planning and development in Brisbane.

Infrastructure charges

Council levies infrastructure charges as part of the development assessment process. Find out the current infrastructure charges.

Fast-tracking development applications via RiskSMART

RISKSMART is a fast-tracked approval process for low risk, decision-ready development applications. Find out the process.

Preparing an application

All the information you need to prepare your application, including forms, guidelines, reports, as well tips on common application problems.

Lodge an application

The fastest and easiest way to lodge your development application is to use Council's online lodgement service. You can also lodge in person or via mail. 

After your development is approved

After your planning application is approved, there are other approvals you may need before you can start your project. Find out the next steps.

Development application types

The Planning Act 2016 identifies a number of ways planning applications may be assessed. The way an application is assessed depends on the development proposal and the site. Find out more about the different types of planning assessment.