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Electronic Development Assessment (eDA) is a service provided by the state which is used by several councils to support the preparation, lodgement and processing of development applications (where Council is the assessment manager).

If the state is the assessment manager, applicants must lodge through MyDAS.

Please note as of 31 July 2014 until further notice, the eDA service will only be available during normal business hours between 8am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Replacement solution for eDA - 4 November 2014

The electronic platform on which eDA sits is approaching 'end of life'. After compiling user requirements, the government has decided to build eDA's 'application preparation' function into MyDAS; with other eDA functionality (e.g. payment, lodging to Council and tracking of applications) not being supported beyond the commencement of the Planning and Development Act (expected in the second half of 2015).

The application preparation functionality that will be built within MyDAS will allow applicants to complete an application, which will then be packaged into a zip file, ready to send directly to Council where it is the assessment manager. Payment will need to be made directly to Council and application tracking will no longer be available through the eDA system.

Discussions between the planning community and the department will continue to take place in the coming months to discuss timing and data options. When confirmed, this information will be made available on this page.

eDA will continue to be available until the commencement of the Planning and Development Act. If you have any concerns or require further clarification, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team on (07) 3405 6167.

System requirements

To use eDA you will need to use a computer with the following software:

  • Internet Explorer version 7 or later, or Firefox version 3 or later (PC or Mac)
  • Adobe Reader version 9.0 or higher is required to enable the eForms to function properly. Adobe Reader can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com.

Councils accepting eDA

View a list of councils that currently accept electronic lodgement of applications.

Further information