Development assessment for water-related operational works

Queensland's Planning Act 2016 sets out how development proposals are made and assessed. The table below shows the assessment categories and their requirements for water-related operational works.

Determining the assessment category

To determine which assessment category applies to your work, you should check:

If you need help to determine the assessment category for your water-related operational works, contact your local business centre of the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.

Development type Assessment requirementsNotes
Assessable development
  • Development application required
  • Assessed by the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA)
Accepted development – with requirements
  • Development application not required
  • Must comply with the relevant accepted development requirements
  • Also called 'self-assessable development' in older documents
Accepted development – without requirements
  • Development application not required
  • Also called 'exempt development' in older documents

Contact

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)