As of 1 February 2013, all development applications for Priority Development Areas (PDAs) - formerly Urban Development Areas (UDAs) assessed by the former Urban Land Development Authority - will be assessed by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ).
Development applications for Priority Development Areas:
- lodged from 1 February 2013 will be assessed by EDQ. View more information about the lodgement process.
- properly made development applications previously lodged with ULDA before 1 February 2013 will be assessed by EDQ. View the status of existing applications.
- that are Brisbane-based and lodged on or after 30 November 2012 will be assessed by Brisbane City Council. You can view more information here.
Download an Economic Development Queensland Development Application form ( 66 KB).
Applications requiring assessment under SPA 2009
All development applications must be completed using approved forms.
Development applications can currently only be made in paper-based forms.
There are currently two versions of the approved forms relating to when applications were made:
Development applications lodged on or after 17 December 2012 must use the approved forms under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
Read more about the development application process.
The following information may assist in understanding the development application process and some of the categories of development under the Sustainable Planning Act.
For certain types of developments, an application may be needed for a development permit.
The eDA system is an online service supporting the preparation, lodgement and processing of development applications. Find out how to register, how the system can benefit you in the development application process and view eDA user guidelines.
There are a number of template forms that relate to the IDAS process under the Sustainable Planning Act (e.g. changing an approval) which have been developed by the department. These are not mandatory.