Accepted development, subject to requirements | Brisbane City Council

Accepted development, subject to requirements

The Planning Act 2016 introduces the term ‘accepted development, subject to requirements’ which replaces the term self assessable development used under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Certain types of projects do not need a development application but must comply with Brisbane City Council’s rules, including applicable codes. These projects are referred to as ‘accepted development, subject to requirements’.

If your project is accepted development, subject to requirements, you do not need anything in writing from Council to commence the activity, provided you carry out a self-assessment to make sure you comply with the relevant code.

Whether a project is accepted development, subject to requirements depends on what zone your property is in and whether the property is subject to a neighbourhood plan or overlays. Find out these key facts about your property and then check the common residential projects or business projects to see what approval is required.

A proposal will be accepted development, subject to requirements and will not require a development application if it complies with the:

  • definition for that use
  • specific criteria in the relevant level of assessment table for the zone and specified acceptable outcomes in the applicable zone codes
  • specific criteria in the level of assessment tables of any relevant neighbourhood plans and specified acceptable outcomes in the applicable Neighbourhood plan code
  • specific criteria in the level of assessment tables of any relevant overlays and specified acceptable outcomes in any relevant overlay codes.

Please note that the category of assessment in a neighbourhood plan overrides a category of assessment in a zone, and a category of assessment in an overlay overrides a category of assessment in a zone or neighbourhood plan.

It is important to remember that even if your project is accepted development, subject to requirements and does not need a development application, a building approval may still be required.

03 July 2017