What approvals do I need? | Redland City Council

What approvals do I need?

If you are considering a building or development project, whether it is an aviary or an office block, you may need building, plumbing and/or planning approval.

  • Building approval is about the construction, safety and water run-off of your project. You can get this approval through a private building certifier.
  • Planning approval is about the impact on Council infrastructure, the landscape and the local environment.
  • Plumbing approval is about connecting your development to the water and sewerage networks.

This section outlines the types of approval you will need for your particular project. If you have further queries, visit Council’s Customer Service Centre or contact us on (07) 3829 8999.

It is also important to be aware that the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act requires anyone who carries out a land-use activity to exercise a duty of care.  Further information on cultural heritage duty of care is available on the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) website:  https://www.datsip.qld.gov.au/resources/datsima/people-communities/cultural-heritage/cultural-heritage-duty-care.pdf

The DATSIP has established a register and database of recorded cultural heritage matters, which is also available on the Department's website:  https://www.datsip.qld.gov.au/people-communities/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-cultural-heritage/cultural-heritage-search-request

Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) is the registered Cultural Heritage Body in the Redland City local government area.  It is recommended you consult QYAC in relation to aboriginal and cultural heritage matters prior to the commencement of any works on your site. QYAC can be contacted on (07) 3415 2816 or admin@QYAC.net.au

Should any aboriginal, archaeological or historic sites, items or places be identified, located or exposed during the course of construction or operation of the development, the Aboriginal and Cultural Heritage Act requires all activities to cease.  Please contact DATSIP for further information on this.