Fast Track Applications

7th of November 2014

A fast tracked residential development application process providing for 5 day approval timeframes will be introduced by Council on 1 October 2012.


Planning and Development Committee Chair, Councillor Paul Tully said that these local development assessment reforms meant planning scheme applications for minor forms of residential development such as boundary realignments and dual occupancies would be turned around in 5 days.

"This is a great initiative as it increases the speed and efficiency of the approval process while still ensuring appropriate levels of assessment, consultation andoversight," Cr Tully said.

"It's all about Council partnering with private enterprise to ensure speedy resolution of low risk and less complex matters."

Decision ready applications for minor forms of code assessable development encompassing single residential uses, dual occupancies, boundary realignments, access easements, multi residential development up to 10 units, residential subdivisions involving up to 10 lots, advertising devicesand building works not associated with a material change of use, that are not subject to statutory government referral process and are not significantly constrained, will fall under the new assessment timeframes.

Cr Tully said the changes were in line with those introduced by other local governments in collaboration with the Council of Mayors South East Queensland (COMSEQ). "It's all part of ensuring Ipswich maintains competitive development assessment processes that are consistent with the aims of the City."