Information for the building and development industry, property owners and solicitors acting on behalf of vendors. Applications and forms for building plans, house relocation, siting dispensation and more.
Building & development forms
Access crossover standards (driveways) (61.2 KB)
Access crossover requirements for residential, commercial and industrial crossovers (driveways) as specified in the FNQROC Development Manual.
Building Applications online
Lodge an online building application for new dwelling, pool/spa, re-roof, extensions, renovations, garage/ shed/ carport, multiple structures and siting dispensation.
Building Plans Request (196.1 KB)
Use this form to request a copy of the plans for domestic and commercial buildings. Historical plans are limited. This search does not include sewerage or plumbing plans.
Checklist for Building Relocation (58.3 KB)
For preliminary assessment only and is not a building application.
Queensland DA forms- latest versions of statutory forms as well as guides, templates and checklists.
Development Applications online
Submit a Development Application online - Material Change of Use, combined application, Reconfiguring a Lot, Domestic application, Operational Works, and other applications in association with the Sustainable Planning Act.
Exemption Certificate application under s46 Planning Act 2016 (73.9 KB)
Application for an exemption certificate applicable under Section 46 of the Planning Act 2016.
Exemption Certificates fact sheet (164.4 KB)
Exemption certificates may be issued in limited and particular circumstances. The effect of an exemption certificate is that a development is still classified as assessable but a development approval is no longer required.
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.
Form RAA2 - Siting dispensation for side and/or rear boundary (1.1 MB)
Use this form to apply for building works where a structure will encroach the side and/or rear boundary setbacks.
Form RAA3 - Siting dispensation for front boundary (34.2 KB)
For building works where a structure will encroach the front boundary setback.
Form RAA4 – Dispensation of Building Height (32.8 KB)
For dispensation from building height provisions under CairnsPlan 2016.
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.
Form RAA6 – Rural Residential Zone Referral (36.7 KB)
Applies to Rural Residential Zone - site coverage and/or setback provisions under CairnsPlan 2016.
Form RAA7 – Amenity and Aesthetics Impact Referral (35.0 KB)
Applies to the amenity and aesthetic impact of particular building work under CairnsPlan 2016.
Land Record Search form (89.6 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.
Landscape architects and designers register (196.6 KB)
Register of Landscape Designers and Landscape Architects
Landscape plan endorsement application (23.6 KB)
Use this form to apply for endorsement of landscape plans associated with an application for building approval and required by a planning approval. You must also supply copies of the original plans showing the proposed landscaping. Fees apply - see form for details.
Pre-Lodgement Enquiry (156.9 KB)
This form is to be used for prelodgement enquiries.
Pre-Start Meeting Template (396.0 KB)
This document provides an outline and checklist of the requirements of the Pre-Start process for Council approved works.
Survey Plan endorsement application (1.1 MB)
Application to have Council endorse standard format & or building format plans prior to lodging the plans with the Queensland Titles Office.