We’re nearly six months into working with the Planning Act 2016 and the greatest challenge our customers are experiencing is with land owner’s consent (LOC) as 75% of development applications (DA) lodged, are not yet addressing this requirement correctly.
Development Services commitment to our customers will continue to strengthen through the introduction of new services from 1 July 2018. These services will see Council work more closely with our customers, prior to the formal lodgement of a development application.
It’s been a big year for City Planning at Council with four strategies currently open for public notification, five with the Queensland Government for review, and several citywide amendments recently adopted by Council.
For nearly a decade, Development Services (DS) has been on a journey of continuous improvement with a particular focus on efficient business processes; this started with our move of assessing files electronically.