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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).

IDAS forms

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.

If you want to obtain a copy of a superseded version of the IDAS forms please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IDAS forms, checklists and templates

Sustainable Planning Act 2009 IDAS forms

IDAS form nameIDAS form numberEffective dateType and size
Application details 1 4 July 2014 DOC icon 569 KB
Building work requiring assessment against the Building Act 1975 2 1 July 2013 DOC icon 548 KB
Queensland heritage place 3 1 July 2013 Word icon 215 KB
Local heritage place 4 1 July 2013 Word icon 211 KB
Material change of use assessable against a planning scheme 5 1 July 2013 Word icon 240 KB
Building or operational work assessable against a planning scheme 6 1 July 2013 Word icon 261 KB
Reconfiguring a lot 7 1 July 2013 Word icon 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 Word icon 219 KB
Brothel 9 1 July 2013 Word icon 194 KB
Inconsistent development on strategic port land or Brisbane core port land 10 1 July 2013 Word icon 207 KB
Clearing native vegetation 11 23 September 2013 Word icon 211 KB
Taking or interfering with artesian or sub-artesian water 12 1 July 2013 Word icon 235 KB
Watercourse pump 13 1 July 2013 Word icon 236 KB
Water storage 14 1 July 2013 Word icon 239 KB
Gravity diversion from a watercourse 15 1 July 2013 Word icon 226 KB
Particular dam 16 1 July 2013 Word icon 212 KB
Watercourse diversion 17 1 July 2013 Word icon 237 KB
Removal of quarry material from a watercourse 18 1 July 2013 Word icon 204 KB
Taking overland flow water 19 1 July 2013 Word icon 243 KB
Interfering with overland flow water and construction and modification of a levee 20 1 July 2013 Word icon 148 KB
Other work in a watercourse 21 1 July 2013 Word icon 202 KB
Major hazard facility 22 1 July 2013 Word icon 310 KB
Tidal works and development within coastal management districts 23 1 July 2013 Word icon 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 July 2013 Word icon 226 KB
Marine plants and declared fish habitat areas 26 1 July 2013 Word icon 236 KB
Waterway barrier works 27 1 July 2013 Word icon word version 428 KB
Prescribed tidal work
(Note: Form 28 has now been combined with Form 23)
28 n/a n/a
Agricultural activities in a wild river area 29 1 July 2013 Word icon 220 KB
Animal husbandry activities in a wild river area 30 1 July 2013 Word icon 225 KB
Application for preliminary approval varying the effect of a local planning instrument 31 1 July 2013 Word icon 218 KB
Compliance assessment 32 4 July 2014 Word icon 544 KB
Great Barrier Reef Wetland protection area 33 1 July 2013 Word icon 239 KB
South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions 34 1 July 2013 Word icon 219 KB
Strategic cropping land 35 1 July 2013 HTML

IDAS checklists

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 nameChecklist numberEffective dateType and size
Various aspects of development 1 20 December 2013 Word icon 481 KB
Material change of use 2 4 July 2014 Word icon 607 KB
Reconfiguring a lot 3 20 December 2013 Word icon 480 KB
Operational work 4 16 May 2014 Word icon 494 KB
Building work 5 20 December 2013 Word icon 514 KB

IDAS templates

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.

Last updated on Monday, 07 July 2014