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 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.
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.