Building Development Application Forms Building Development Application Forms

 

Application Requirement Checklists for All Classes

 

To assist you with lodging your application please use the checklists below: 

·        New or Additions to Dwellings 

·         Restumping of Dwellings 

·        Sheds/Garages/Carports 

·         Removal Homes 

·         Demolition 

·          Swimming Pools and Pool Fencing 

·         Industrial and Commercial Development

 

IDAS Forms 1 & 2

 

The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) established a simple step-by-step process for making, assessing and deciding development applications in Queensland. This process is called the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS).

 

There are two IDAS application forms required for a building application:

·          Form 1 - Application Details 

·          Form 2 - Building Work Requiring Assessment 

 

Other IDAS application forms that may be required are as follows:

·         Form 5 - Material Change of Use Assessable Against a Planning Scheme

·          Form 6 - Building or Operational Work 

·          Form 7 - Reconfiguring a Lot 

·          Form 8 - Environmentally Relevant Activity 

 

Design and Siting Standards (Siting Variation)

 

Design and siting standards (siting variations) are required to provide good residential design that promotes the efficient use of a lot, an acceptable amenity to residents, and to facilitate off street parking.

 

Variations are generally required when a proposed structure such as a new dwelling, dwelling extension, carport, garage or shed are positioned within the set boundary clearances or setbacks.

 

General setbacks or boundary clearances are:

• The minimum road boundary setback (fence line/property boundary) for a dwelling, garage or carport is 6 metres.

• The side and rear boundary clearance for a building or structure is:

► 1.5 metres where the height from the pitching plate is 4.5 metres or less; and

► 2 metres where the height from the pitching plate is greater than 4.5 metres but not more than 7.5 metres.

 

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

 

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is a statutory authority established to regulate the Queensland Building Industry.

 

QBCC's Statutory Insurance Scheme offers consumer protection when a licensed contractor performs "insured residential construction".

 

Any contractor performing building work valued at over $3,300.00 must hold a QBCC licence. A QBCC licence shows that the licensed person has met QBCC's technical, managerial and financial requirements.

 

If a contractor has been engaged to do building work, a copy of the QBCC Confirmation of Insurance is required if the value of the work is over $3,300.00 (including cost of labour and materials). However if the work is being performed by an Owner Builder, a copy of the QBCC Owner Builders Permit is required for work valued over $11,000.00.

 

Portable Long Service Leave

 

Portable Long Service Leave provides long service leave entitlements to workers in the building and construction industry.

 

As the building and construction industry is project driven, it would be impossible for most workers to accrue enough service with one employer to be eligible for long service leave.

 

A copy of the Portable Long Service Leave receipt is required if the value of the building work is $150,000.00 or greater.

 

Forms are available from Australia Post outlets (Post Office). A fee is payable.

 

Soil Tests

What are Soil Tests?

 

Soil tests (Site Classification) for residential dwellings and industrial, commercial and institutional buildings are required to assess the subsurface conditions and therefore enable design of appropriate foundations.

 

The site is classified based upon the expected movement of the foundation soils - generally related to the capacity of the soil to shrink and swell.

 

The following classifications may be typically given:

• Class A - little or no ground movement

• Class S - slightly reactive sites

• Class M - moderately reactive sites

• Class H - highly reactive sites

• Class E - extremely reactive sites

• Class P - problem sites

 

When will I need a Soil Test?

 

• All new dwellings require a soil test

• Major extensions will require a soil test (an extension approximately 80sqm or more would be classed as a major extension)

• Large commercial sheds will require a soil test (shed approximately 100sqm or more would be classed as a large shed)

 

General Inquiries

What do I need for a Plumbing Application?

 

IDAS Form 1 - Application Details

Form 1 - Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work

Plan showing proposed plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage work

Site Plan showing location of proposed work

 

What do I need for a Material Change of Use Application?

 

IDAS Form 1 - Application Details

IDAS Form 5 - Material Change of Use Assessable Against a Planning Scheme

Site Plan drawn to an appropriate scale

Statement about how the proposed development addresses the local government's planning scheme

Statement about the intensity and scale of the proposed use

 

What do I need for a Reconfiguration of a Lot Application?

 

IDAS Form 1 - Application Details

IDAS Form 7 - Reconfiguring a Lot

Site Plan/s drawn to an appropriate scale

Statement about how the proposed development addresses the local government's planning scheme

 

What do I need for an Advertising Sign?

 

IDAS Form 1 - Application Details

IDAS Form 2 - Building Work Requiring Assessment

Site Plan showing location of proposed sign

Construction Plans (including footing plans and structural certification by an RPEQ with a Form 15 - Compliance certificate for building design or specification)

• Letter from the Department of Transport and Main Roads approving the proposal

 

Before Starting Any Type of Building Work, Please Follow this Checklist:

 

• Have you filled out IDAS Application Forms 1 and 2?

 

• Are you engaging a builder to perform this work? If yes, a copy of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission's Confirmation of Insurance is required if the value of work is over $3,300.00. Insurance is payable by your builder to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

OR

 

• Are you performing this work as an owner builder? If yes, a copy of the Owner/Builder Permit is required if the value of work is over $11,000.00 (does not apply for swimming pools). Obtainable from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

 

• Is the value of the building work $150,000.00 or greater? If yes, a copy of the Portable Long Service Levy receipt is required. Forms are available from and a fee payable at Australia Post outlets.

 

• Have you included four (4) dimensioned copies of the following?

      • 1:200 Site Plan showing existing structures, north point, boundaries, and boundary setbacks to walls and fascias of the proposed buildings and/or structures.

      • 1:100 Floor Plan showing the layout and use of rooms.

      • 1:100 Elevations showing the overall height of structures from natural ground, and the extent of cut and fill (if applicable).

      • Electrical Plan showing 80% of the total floor area to be fluorescent lighting to satisfy the requirements of the Queensland Development Code - Sustainable Buildings.

      • Energy Efficiency Report (if applicable).

 

• Have you included four (4) dimensioned copies of the following?

      • Framing, bracing and tie-down plans and design details.

      • In the instance of a swimming pool, fencing details (e.g. type of pool fence to be used).

 

• Have you included a recent Soils Report and four (4) dimensioned copies of the following?

      • Structural engineering drawings and engineer's certificates (Form 15) for the relevant structural components of the proposal, e.g. footings, slabs, steel framing, etc.

 

The following fees are payable upon lodgement of the application to Council:

Building Assessment Fee: This fee will vary depending on the type and size of the proposed structure/s.

 

Inspection Fee: This fee will vary depending on the number of inspections required to be performed and distance to the property location.

 

Additional fees and information may apply and may be determined at time of lodgement or at the Building Certifier's discretion following assessment of the application. This may include siting or amenity issues.

 

Please note: Owners and builders can engage a private building certifier to assess and approve building work in the local government area.