Before beginning any type of work on buildings or structures, including new constructions, garages, carports, swimming pools, or erecting awnings, you are obliged to submit an application with plans and specifications for assessment and approval. Once you receive an official development approval or decision notice work may commence.
Works include erecting, adding to or altering, demolishing, removing or relocating any structures on your property.
Further information and relevant legislation is available here:
- Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
- Queensland Building and Construction Commission
- Queensland Government Sustainable Planning Act 2009
Please contact Council before proceeding with any building work.
Building Development Permits
A list of building development permits issued can be downloaded below1 January 2014 - 30 June 2016
1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
1 July 2017 - 31 October 2017
Maintaining a Clean Building Site
Water contamination poses a serious impact on the environment. Builders, developers and residents have obligations to prevent the deposit or release of sand, sediment, silt, and rubbish or building materials into council gutters, stormwater drains and waterways from building sites. It is the Principle Contractor’s responsibility to ensure they maintain a clean building site to prevent any potential contamination from entering a waterway. Click here for further details, legislation and penalties.
The Queensland Government has introduced new sustainable housing laws to improve the water and energy efficiency of our homes and encourage smarter design. Click here for further information.
A comprehensive review of Queensland’s pool safety laws effective 5 June 2009 involves a two-staged improvement strategy aimed at reducing the number of immersion injuries and drownings of young children in Queensland pools. Click here for further details and legislation.
Building fire safety laws establish specific requirements for budget accommodation buildings, including mandatory compliance with the Fire Safety Standard for pre-1992 buildings. Compliance with the standard for budget accommodation was required by 1 July 2005. Click here for further information.
We encourage homeowners to seek professional advice if they need to disturb or remove asbestos or be aware of how to work safely around it. They should also encourage any tradies working at their home to do the same. Anyone removing asbestos will also need to seek council advice about where and how they can safely dispose of asbestos waste.
Visit Queensland Government’s asbestos website – qld.gov.au/asbestos