The State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) commenced on 1 July 2013. SARA provides a coordinated, whole of government approach to state development assessment for applications lodged under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA).
For development applications lodged from 1 July 2013, the forms provided on this page are the effective version and must be used.
From 1 July, you are encouraged to prepare and submit your Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) forms using MyDAS, the new online preparation and lodgement system.
For all development applications, you must:
- complete application details - IDAS form 1
- complete any other forms relevant to your application
- provide any mandatory supporting information identified on the forms as being required to accompany your application. A response to the relevant state code(s) of the State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP) is mandatory supporting information from 1 July 2013.
- lodge the development application, including the relevant forms, with the relevant assessment manager (generally the relevant local government). Although the state can be the assessment manager in some instances.
The IDAS forms are the approved forms under SPA and must be used when making an application.
Schedule 3 assessable development checklists are available below.
IDAS forms, checklists and templates
Sustainable Planning Act 2009 IDAS forms
|IDAS form name||IDAS form number||Effective date||Type and size|
|Application details||1||4 July 2014||569 KB|
|Building work requiring assessment against the Building Act 1975||2||1 July 2013||548 KB|
|Queensland heritage place||3||1 July 2013||215 KB|
|Local heritage place||4||1 July 2013||211 KB|
|Material change of use assessable against a planning scheme||5||1 July 2013||240 KB|
|Building or operational work assessable against a planning scheme||6||1 July 2013||261 KB|
|Reconfiguring a lot||7||1 October 2014||505 KB|
|Environmentally relevant activity
Please note: applications for an ERA which also require an environmental authority (EA) from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) must include the attachment to this IDAS form. Further information is available on DEHP's website.
|8||1 July 2013||219 KB|
|Brothel||9||1 July 2013||194 KB|
|Inconsistent development on strategic port land or Brisbane core port land||10||1 July 2013||207 KB|
|Clearing native vegetation||11||23 September 2013||461 KB|
|Taking or interfering with artesian or sub-artesian water||12||1 July 2013||235 KB|
|Watercourse pump||13||1 July 2013||236 KB|
|Water storage||14||1 July 2013||239 KB|
|Gravity diversion from a watercourse||15||1 July 2013||226 KB|
|Particular dam||16||1 July 2013||212 KB|
|Watercourse diversion||17||1 July 2013||237 KB|
|Removal of quarry material from a watercourse||18||1 October 2014||471 KB|
|Taking overland flow water||19||1 October 2014||485 KB|
|Interfering with overland flow water and construction and modification of a levee||20||1 October 2014||445 KB|
|Other work in a watercourse||21||1 July 2013||202 KB|
|Major hazard facility||22||1 July 2013||310 KB|
|Tidal works and development within coastal management districts||23||1 July 2013||275 KB|
|Note: Form 24 Contaminated land has now been removed from use to reflect changes to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009|
|Aquaculture||25||1 October 2014||481 KB|
|Marine plants and declared fish habitat areas||26||1 October 2014||498 KB|
|Waterway barrier works||27||1 October 2014||821 KB|
|Prescribed tidal work
(Note: Form 28 has now been combined with Form 23)
|Note: Form 29 Agricultural activities in a wild river area has now been removed from use to reflect the repeal of the Wild Rivers Act 2005|
|Note: Form 30 Animal husbandry activities in a wild river area has now been removed from use to reflect the repeal of the Wild Rivers Act 2005|
|Application for preliminary approval varying the effect of a local planning instrument||31||1 July 2013||479 KB|
|Compliance assessment||32||4 July 2014||544 KB|
|Great Barrier Reef Wetland protection area||33||1 July 2013||239 KB|
|South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions||34||1 July 2013||219 KB|
|Strategic cropping land||35||1 July 2013||HTML|
IDAS checklists are available to assist applicants determine if their development is assessable development under Schedule 3 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009. This will therefore require the lodgement of a development application.
|Checklist name||Checklist number||Effective date||Type and size|
|Various aspects of development||1||1 October 2014||470 KB|
|Material change of use||2||1 October 2014||559 KB|
|Reconfiguring a lot||3||20 December 2013||480 KB|
|Operational work||4||1 October 2014||653 KB|
|Building work||5||1 October 2014||502 KB|
DSDIP has created templates for use with respect to planning instruments and development assessment process under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. There are a number of template forms that relate to the IDAS process (e.g. changing an approval) which have been developed. These template forms are not mandatory.