Building & development

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

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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 Applications online
Lodge an online building application for new dwelling, pool/spa, re-roof, extensions, renovations, garage/ shed/ carport, multiple structures and siting dispensation.

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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.

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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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DA forms
Queensland DA forms- latest versions of statutory forms as well as guides, templates and checklists.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (1.1 MB)
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 (170.3 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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Landscape architects and designers register (196.6 KB)
Register of Landscape Designers and Landscape Architects

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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.

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Pre-Lodgement Enquiry (156.9 KB)
This form is to be used for prelodgement enquiries.

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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.

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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.

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Last updated: 06 August 2020