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Fast tracking applications

The City of Gold Coast streamlines the assessment of low risk applications, significantly reducing holding costs, red tape and processing time.

Fast tracking applications

Do you need an application approved quickly? We streamline the assessment of low risk applications, significantly reducing holding costs, red tape and processing time.

RiskSmart and Referral Agency Assessment Express applications will usually be assessed and a decision made within five (5) business days from the date of lodgement.

The fast tracking application process aims to:

  • establish a 75 per cent reduction in assessment timeframes for applications 
  • provide consistent assessment processes across south east Queensland.

For further information, please contact the City’s Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.

Refer to the below pages for further information on the applications that can be fast tracked.


RiskSmart applications

RiskSmart is a streamlined process to approve low risk development applications by the City. For electronically lodged RiskSmart applications, the assessment will be carried out and a decision made within the City’s business rule of five (5) business days from the date of a ‘properly made’ application under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA).

Referral agency assessment Express Applications

A Referral Agency Assessment Application (RAA) Express Application is an initiative that allows for low risk building applications to be determined in a five business day period and will incur a reduced application fee if it meets certain criteria.

Please note: These express applications are only available for carports, gate houses and shade sails.


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