Building services

Information for the building and development industry, property owners and solicitors acting on behalf of vendors. Applications and forms for building plans, demolition, house relocation, siting dispensation and more.

Building forms

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Access crossover standards (driveways) (61.2 KB)
Access crossover requirements for residential, commercial and industrial crossovers (driveways) as specified in the FNQROC Development Manual.

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Building Plans Request (32.1 KB)
Request a copy of your building plan

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Checklist for Building Relocation (58.3 KB)
For preliminary assessment only and is not a building application.

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Form RAA1 - Council as a Referral Agency application form (183.9 KB)
Use this form to apply for Referral Agency Approval from Council for aspects of building work regulated under CairnsPlan 2016.

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Form RAA2 - Siting dispensation for side and/or rear boundary (33.4 KB)
Use this form to apply for building works where a structure will encroach the side and/or rear boundary setbacks.

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Form RAA3 - Siting dispensation for front boundary (34.2 KB)
For building works where a structure will encroach the front boundary setback.

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Form RAA4 – Dispensation of Building Height (32.8 KB)
For dispensation from building height provisions under CairnsPlan 2016.

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Form RAA5 – Dispensation for Site Coverage (30.0 KB)
For dispensation from site coverage provisions under the Queensland Development Code MP1.1 or MP1.2.

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Form RAA6 – Rural Residential Zone Referral (36.7 KB)
Applies to Rural Residential Zone - site coverage and/or setback provisions under CairnsPlan 2016.

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Form RAA7 – Amenity and Aesthetics Impact Referral (35.0 KB)
Applies to the amenity and aesthetic impact of particular building work under CairnsPlan 2016.

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Land Record Search form (24.5 KB)
Use the Land Record Search Form to request land record information including a rates search, meter read, trade waste information, swimming pool compliance inspection, town planning certificates, flood and storm tide information, health and plumbing searches.

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Stormwater disposal fact sheet (333.5 KB)
The stormwater disposal fact sheet provides information about the discharge of surface water and water from structures on your property including stormwater pipes, drainage pits, guttering and downpipes.

Last updated: 16 March 2015