It is important to provide supporting information to address applicable planning scheme codes, policies and other relevant planning instruments (for example the South East Queensland Regional Plan). Depending on the location of your development and the type of development you are proposing, you may also need to address State planning requirements.
Below is a guide to help you compile relevant supporting information, along with other forms that may be applicable to your application.
When you submit a development application, it is a mandatory requirement to provide 'relevant plans'. This requirement is set out in the Queensland Government's DA Form 1. Relevant plans include site plans, location plans, engineering plans and building plans. The state has produced the DA Forms guide: relevant plans [PDF, 2.0MB] to assist applicants when submitting plans with a development application.
Relevant plans provide necessary information about your proposed development and can include:
- Site plans - show what currently exists on the site as well as what is proposed. These plans provide an overall view of your proposed development and include key details that enable the development to be conceptualised and understood.
- Location plans - provide details of your development site in context with the locality and identify surrounding land uses, infrastructure and other significant features such as vegetation, parks, waterways, public transport routes and local attractions.
- Engineering plans - show technical details and specific engineering solutions for your development such as stormwater drainage, earthworks and roadworks.
- Building plans - provide details about how a structure will be built, including the design and materials, and show what the building or structure will look like once construction has been completed. These plans include floor plans, elevation plans and architectural design plans.
- Survey plans - show the location of your development in relation to property boundaries. Survey plans are used to create new titles, easements and/or covenants and must be certified by a licenced surveyor. Typically survey plans are required for development applications for reconfiguring a lot, such as subdivision and boundary realignment. Further information on survey plans can be found on the plan of subdivision page of Council's website.
Regardless of the type of plans required, all plans should include administrative details in a title block at the bottom of each plan. These details generally include:
- plan title (for example "Ground Floor Plan for Multiple Dwellings Units 1-8")
- plan number and/or reference number
- scale (for example 1:250)
- north point
- author of the plan
- site details - street address and real property description
- plan details, such as the date drawn, version number and date
- company or consultant details.
For further advice on supporting information requirements when lodging a development application, please refer to the supporting information checklist[PDF, 0.4MB].
When you lodge a development application with Council, you need to provide a statement about how your development addresses the relevant planning instruments, such as Redland City Plan.
Depending on the complexity of your application, you may choose to engage a town planning consultant to complete a planning report. Alternatively, the following guides may assist you in preparing this statement:
- Supporting statement for domestic activities and uses [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Supporting statement for non-domestic activities and uses [PDF, 0.5MB]
Generally your supporting statement should include information about:
- how your proposed development addresses site constraints, Redland City Plan and other relevant planning instruments such as the South East Queensland Regional Plan
- the scale and intensity of the uses proposed (for example the number of units or lots, building height, site cover and setbacks, number of expected client visits per day, car parking demand)
- the existing use of the site and any existing structures to be retained or removed, including details of building height, floor area, access points and the like
- how your proposed development will be accessed and serviced with relevant infrastructure, such as access and egress points, vehicle turning areas, waste vehicle servicing arrangements, on-site car parking, water and wastewater connections, stormwater discharge and the like.