SPA IDAS forms
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||1 July 2013||pdf version 288 KB|
|word version 617 KB|
|Building work requiring assessment against the Building Act 1975||2||1 July 2013||pdf version 263 KB|
|word version 548 KB|
|Queensland heritage place||3||1 July 2013||pdf only 215 KB|
|Local heritage place||4||1 July 2013||pdf only 211 KB|
|Material change of use assessable against a planning scheme||5||1 July 2013||pdf only 240 KB|
|Building or operational work assessable against a planning scheme||6||1 July 2013||pdf only 261 KB|
|Reconfiguring a lot||7||1 July 2013||pdf only 244 KB|
|Environmentally relevant activity
Please note: amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulation removes 20 environmentally relevant activity thresholds. More information can be found at the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's website.
|8||1 July 2013||pdf only 219 KB|
|Brothel||9||1 July 2013||pdf only 194 KB|
|Inconsistent development on strategic port land or Brisbane core port land||10||1 July 2013||pdf only 207 KB|
|Clearing native vegetation||11||23 September 2013||pdf only 211 KB|
|Taking or interfering with artesian or sub-artesian water||12||1 July 2013||pdf only 235 KB|
|Watercourse pump||13||1 July 2013||pdf only 236 KB|
|Water storage||14||1 July 2013||pdf only 239 KB|
|Gravity diversion from a watercourse||15||1 July 2013||pdf only 226 KB|
|Particular dam||16||1 July 2013||pdf only 212 KB|
|Watercourse diversion||17||1 July 2013||pdf only 237 KB|
|Removal of quarry material from a watercourse||18||1 July 2013||pdf only 204 KB|
|Taking overland flow water||19||1 July 2013||pdf only 243 KB|
|Interfering with overland flow water||20||1 July 2013||pdf only 231 KB|
|Other work in a watercourse||21||1 July 2013||pdf only 202 KB|
|Major hazard facility||22||1 July 2013||pdf only 310 KB|
|Tidal works and development within coastal management districts||23||1 July 2013||pdf only 253 KB|
|Contaminated land||24||1 July 2013||pdf only 210 KB|
|Aquaculture||25||1 July 2013||pdf only 226 KB|
|Marine plants and declared fish habitat areas||26||1 July 2013||pdf only 236 KB|
|Waterway barrier works||27||1 July 2013||pdf only 428 KB|
|Prescribed tidal work
(Note: Form 28 has now been combined with Form 23)
|Agricultural activities in a wild river area||29||1 July 2013||pdf only 220 KB|
|Animal husbandry activities in a wild river area||30||1 July 2013||pdf only 225 KB|
|Application for preliminary approval varying the effect of a local planning instrument||31||1 July 2013||pdf only 218 KB|
|Compliance assessment||32||1 July 2013||pdf only 258 KB|
|Great Barrier Reef Wetland protection area||33||1 July 2013||pdf only 239 KB|
|South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions||34||1 July 2013||pdf only 219 KB|
|Strategic cropping land||35||1 July 2013||pdf only 238 KB|
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||20 December 2013||pdf version 64 KB|
|word version 481 KB|
|Material change of use||2||20 December 2013||pdf version 96 KB|
|word version 618 KB|
|Reconfiguring a lot||3||20 December 2013||pdf version 56 KB|
|word version 480 KB|
|Operational work||4||20 December 2013||pdf version 147 KB|
|word version 809 KB|
|Building work||5||20 December 2013||pdf version 62 KB|
|word version 514 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.