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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

The IDAS process applicable to a particular development application varies depending on the nature of the application.

All development is exempt development unless it has been identified as self-assessable development, assessable development, development requiring compliance assessment or as prohibited development.

By answering the following five questions, an IDAS flow chart for the application for a development permit can be generated.

The flow chart that will be generated will provide you with an indicative timeline of the application.

1:  Is your proposal exempt development? Help Yes No

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On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation – the Planning Act 2016. Information on this page relates to the previous legislation – the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Learn more about the new planning system.