Confirmation of Development Approval that is in effect/has not lapsed

This search will provide you with the status of a development approval at the date the request was lodged. Where a development approval is determined to be in effect (has not lapsed), a copy of the development approval and associated plans (where stamped and approved) will be provided.

The search applies to development approvals given in line with the following legislation:

  • Planning Act 2016 (section 85 and 88)
  • Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (section 341, 342 and 343)
  • Integrated Planning Act 1997 (section 3.5.21 and 3.5.21A)

This search request does not include earlier approvals given under previous repealed legislation, for example, the Local Government (Planning and Environment) Act 1990.

To establish a timeline of development approvals in effect for the property, please refer to Planning & development certificates.

For questions or queries about this search, please contact the Planning and Development Certificates team via email on planningsearches@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Processing time

After lodgement and full payment of fees, requests are usually processed within 10 business days. Written confirmation and any supporting documentation will be provided by email.

Fees

The fees associated with this search request can be found on the Search Request Fees and Charges form(PDF, 245KB)

Online

Complete and submit our online form.

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 244KB)

Step 2.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 244KB)

Step 2.Send us your completed application form and payment

Please attach your cheque, money order or bank draft. Make it payable to ‘City of Gold Coast’ and address it to:

Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726