Applicants can meet with us to discuss key issues relevant to the assessment of a proposal before lodging a development application.
Two types of meetings are available:
- pre-lodgement meeting
- facilitation meeting (Southport PDA).
Pre-lodgement advice request
The pre-lodgement service provides specific advice for a development proposal.
Depending on the proposal's complexity, we will advise you if we will supply a written response or arrange a pre-lodgement meeting.
A pre-lodgement meeting is a forum for discussion and advice. It is not a detailed assessment, nor does it indicate in any way the outcome of any subsequent assessment processes.
A pre-lodgement meeting is limited to:
- discussing a proposal's non-compliance with Planning Scheme requirements
- identifying acceptable solutions to the specific areas of non-compliance.
Issues must be specific to your proposed development and reference specific Planning Scheme provisions and relevant codes. That is, where and how the proposal does not comply. Other issues might be raised during the assessment process.
Pre-lodgement meetings are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes. We will provide written summaries of key points discussed; however, we encourage you to take your own notes.
Mandatory documents must be provided to be validated at a pre-lodgement meeting. Requests may be refused where information is insufficient, unsuitable or where specific issues have not been identified on the form.
Pre-lodgement meetings are conducted by teleconference, video or face-to-face meetings (attendee restrictions apply for face-to-face meetings). COVID measures have been implemented to protect the health and well-being of our staff, customers and community.
Fees may apply. For meeting costs, refer to our Register of fees & charges. For more information, contact the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.
Facilitation meeting request (Southport PDA)
Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are parcels of land within Queensland identified under the Economic Development Act 2012 for development to deliver significant benefits to the community. The Southport PDA Development Scheme boosts our plans to revitalise Southport as the Gold Coast's Central Business District (CBD). The PDA status removes development barriers, increases investment opportunities and helps economic development.
The Southport PDA Development Scheme applies to all development on land within the boundary of the PDA. The scheme replaces the Southport PDA Interim Land Use Plan.
Use this form to request a pre-lodgement meeting. If the request is not electronically lodged, the applicant must provide one hard copy and one digital copy in PDF format of submitted documents (including the request form).
Note: Please ensure that the submitted digital copy in PDF format is an exact replication of the submitted hard copy.