Planning and development

Information & applications for: compliance assessment; developer contributions; pre-lodgement enquiries; planning scheme request; planning scheme proposed developments.

Planning and development forms

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Developer Contributions Request (52.2 KB)
Requests to Council for Developer Contributions estimates.

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Development Assessment fee receipt sheet (99.6 KB)
Development Assessment fee receipt sheet

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Exemption Certificate application under s46 Planning Act 2016 (74.2 KB)
Application for an exemption certificate applicable under Section 46 of the Planning Act 2016.

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Exemption Certificates fact sheet (121.4 KB)
Exemption certificates may be issued under particular limited circumstances. These include situations where a development permit is required due to an error in the planning scheme like a mapping error or where the circumstances requiring assessment of the development no longer apply, or the effect of the development is minor or inconsequential.

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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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Landscape architects and designers register (175.3 KB)
Qualified, experienced landscape architects and landscape designers may apply to be listed on Council's Register. Landscaping plans prepared and certified by practitioners listed on the register incur a discounted fee and are fast-tracked.

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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 (382.7 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.

Last updated: 16 March 2015