South Bank transition frequently asked questions

Brisbane City Council has collated some frequently asked questions regarding the transition of South Bank to Brisbane City Council.

Advertising signage questions

  1. Has there been a change to advertising signage powers at South Bank?
  2. How can I find out about advertising signage requirements at South Bank?
  3. Do I need to apply for an approval of an existing sign?
  4. Do I need an approval to change an existing sign?
  5. Is there a fee for the approval and licence?

Development assessment questions

  1. Who will assess development applications at South Bank?
  2. What requirements will new development applications be assessed against?
  3. What application form is required to lodge a development application with Council in the South Bank Corporation area?
  4. Will Council charge development application fees?

Advertising signage at South Bank

  1. Has there been a change to advertising signage powers at South Bank?

    South Bank Corporation's advertising signage powers were transferred to Brisbane City Council on 1 February 2013.

    Council now assesses and administers all new advertising signage applications within the South Bank Corporation Act 1989.

  2. How can I find out about advertising signage requirements at South Bank?

    From 1 February 2013, all advertising signage will need to comply with Council's advertising local law. For more information, read about Council's advertising laws and permits.

  3. Do I need to apply for an approval of an existing sign?

    Signs erected lawfully before 1 February 2013 do not need an approval from Council.

  4. Do I need an approval to change an existing sign?

    You do not need approval to change the content of a sign. However if you are changing the sign structure, size, illumination or position you may need Council approval.

  5. Is there a fee for the approval and licence?

    Council may require an application fee and a licence fee to be paid for advertising signage. Refer to advertising sign fees.

Development assessment at South Bank

  1. Who will assess development applications at South Bank?

    South Bank Corporation development assessment powers within the South Bank Corporation area were transferred to Brisbane City Council on 1 February 2013.

    Council now assesses and administers all new advertising signage applications within the South Bank Corporation Act 1989.

  2. What requirements will new development applications be assessed against?

    All new development applications within the South Bank Corporation area will be assessed under the South Bank Area Approved Development Plan and the South Bank Corporation Act 1989.

    This will continue until such time as the planning scheme for Brisbane is amended to include the South Bank Corporation area.

    For more information, read about Council's development application process.

  3. What application form is required to lodge a development application with Council in the South Bank Corporation area?

    To lodge a development application, you can download the relevant application form.

  4. Will Council charge development application fees?

    Standard Council fees apply for all applications lodged after 1 July 2013. Refer to development assessment and compliance fees.

29 June 2014