As assessment managers, Queensland local government plays an important role in the development assessment process. eDA streamlines the lodgement and payment process to councils while providing a mechanism to track and communicate the progress of development applications through to the development assessment outcome.
Participating in eDA is voluntary for all councils. With the time-savings achieved by moving from a paper-based to an electronic process, it is anticipated that more councils will accept electronic development applications through eDA.
eDA can still be used to prepare applications for lodgement to councils who are yet to participate. Simply print the application and lodge manually.
The following assessment managers currently accept electronic lodgement of applications:
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Burdekin Shire Council
- Cairns Regional Council
- Cassowary Coast Regional Council
- Central Highlands Regional Council
- Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation (DEEDI)
- Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Hinchinbrook Regional Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Mackay Regional Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- North Burnett Regional Council
- Redland City Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- Western Downs Regional Council
- Whitsunday Regional Council.
The following assessment managers are in the process of connection to eDA:
- Banana Shire Council
- Burke Shire Council
- Carpentaria Shire Council
- Charters Towers Regional Council
- Cloncurry Shire Council
- Cook Regional Council
- Flinders Shire Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Issac Regional Council
- Mckinlay Shire Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Mt Isa City Council
- Rockhampton Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast City Council
- Townsville Regional Council.
Electronic payment of fees to participating councils can be completed through the Queensland Government's Smart Service Queensland payment gateway available through the eDA system.
Information for councils and state agencies wanting to become involved with eDA is available by contacting the department.