Generally in accordance request

Completed development work must be 'generally in accordance' with the conditions and approved plans of the development approval.

We may consider small deviations from approved plans as 'generally in accordance'.

We recommend you get preliminary advice before submitting a generally in accordance request.

How to apply

Use this form to lodge a 'Generally in accordance request' if you are unsure whether the development you are undertaking is in accordance with your development approval.

For information on how to prepare your application, go to How to lodge a development application page or call the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.

Fees apply. Go to Register of fees & charges for more details.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following documents with your application:

  • a covering letter or short report outlining the proposed changes
  • relevant plans (if required)
  • copy of relevant approval (Decision notice and stamped plans).

Step 2.Prepare your documents

Prepare your application documents in the following format:

  • supporting documents - combined as one single PDF
  • plans - combined as one single PDF
  • specialist reports - combined as one single PDF

Application fees are payable at lodgement.

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 3.Complete and submit our online form

Once you have all your supporting documentation, complete and submit your application form.

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following documents with your application:

  • application form
  • a covering letter or short report outlining the proposed changes
  • relevant plans (if required)
  • copy of relevant approval (Decision notice and stamped plans).

Step 2.Complete the application form and prepare your documents

Download and complete the application form.

Generally in accordance request(PDF, 217KB)

Prepare your application documents in the following format:

  • form - combined as one single PDF
  • supporting documents - combined as one single PDF
  • plans - combined as one single PDF
  • specialist reports - combined as one single PDF

Step 3.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.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following documents with your application:

  • application form
  • a covering letter or short report outlining the proposed changes
  • relevant plans (if required)
  • copy of relevant approval (Decision notice and stamped plans).

Step 2.Complete the application form and prepare your documents

Download and complete the application form.

Generally in accordance request(PDF, 217KB)

Prepare your application documents in the following format:

  • form - combined as one single PDF
  • supporting documents - combined as one single PDF
  • plans - combined as one single PDF
  • specialist reports - combined as one single PDF

Step 3.Send us your completed application from and payment

Post to:

Planning Assessment, City Development
Economy Planning & Environment
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC QLD 9726