Getting advice, status updates & having your say

Where to go for advice in progressing your planning application, how to stay up-to-date throughout the process and where to submit formal comments on certain development applications currently in progress.

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Do you want to develop but don’t know where to start? There are a number of options that may assist you with gathering the advice you need. To help us help you when contacting Council, please provide as much information as possible to get the best and most accurate advice. 1. Research key facts about your property Research key facts about your property to learn what can be done on your property ...
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To check the status of a current development application, use our property development application and search tool, PDonline. To perform an application enquiry search: Open PDonline Agree to the terms & conditions Enter the application number into ‘Quick search’ if you know it, or click on ‘Advanced search’ and enter the street address. Click Search. Once the search results are displayed, click ‘Show’ on the relevant application The application details will display To se ...
Are you concerned about a development going on near you, or interested to know what it’s about? Read below for information on finding the applications and having your say. Code vs impact assessable Development applications go through a specific process for assessment when they are lodged to Council. These are called Code and Impact assessment. Code assessable development is development that is generally assessed against the relevant codes in the Planning Scheme. Code ...
Council’s building certification team is available to assist with building relating enquiries and lodgement of development applications for building work. Our team is based in Toowoomba however issue development approvals for building work throughout the region. They also handle jobs across other local government areas in Queensland. A 'duty building certifier' is available in the Toowoomba Customer Service Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays or otherwise by appointment during office hours. Fin ...
When a building permit is given, a condition of approval will be that certain mandatory inspections must be carried out. Once the building work reaches a stage where the work can be inspected, the builder must give the building certifier/private certifier a notice in writing or by other means, advising that building work has been carried out to a stage when an inspection can take place. The purpose of the inspections ...
The Building Code of Australia is a compilation of a uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia.  It is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government and each state and territory government. Volume 1 pertains to Class 2-9 Buildings and Volume 2 pertains to Class 1 and 10 buildings. ...
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