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Use this form to request advice from Council on whether an application for a siting variation complies with the performance criteria of the Queensland Development Code (QDC).

A building certifier will need to be engaged by the applicant and nominated within this form.

Information about dedicated fees and charges as well as nominated processing and response timeframes is available on Council’s website.

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Request type

Request for Council to provide a referral agency response for the design and siting provisions of the QDC via: *

For detailed definitions on each criteria, refer to the Queensland Development Code.
Express assessment requests must meet the eligibility criteria outlined on Council’s website. Please review the checklist before continuing with the submission of this request.
Council can only accept this request if it is submitted by a Certifier or Surveyor who has completed a full assessment.
A site visit may be undertaken if required.
Request to consider an amendment to referral agency advice previously provided by Council.

In accordance with Part 2: Referral (s6 of the DA Rules), have you received your Confirmation Notice from a Private Building Certifier? *

When you submit this form, you will be required to provide your confirmation notice.
You must receive your confirmation notice prior to contacting Council. Please contact your Private Building Certifier to obtain your confirmation notice or alternatively contact Council’s Planning Information officers for more information on 3403 8888.

Property details

Real Property description

To find the real property description, refer to the Key facts about a property on Council's website or by contacting Council on 133 BNE (133 263)
Is the application over more than four lots? *
You will need to attach a complete list of lots including real property description when you submit this application.
To find the real property description, please refer to the Key facts about a property webpage on Council website or by contacting Council on 133 BNE (133 263)
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Is the site area for the proposed work: *

Provide site area: *
m2
Is the variation/relaxation for: *
Request for a referral agency (building work) will only be accepted for the circumstances detailed above where the site area is a small lot (less than 450m2). For more information on the requirements of the Brisbane City Plan 2014, contact a Private Building Certifier or alternatively contact Council’s Planning Information officers on 3403 8888.
Provide site area: *
m2

Site Development History

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, as required by the Building Act 1975 and under the Brisbane City Plan 2014 does the proposed work require a development permit to be issued by Council (e.g Material Change of Use, Building Work, Operational Work): *

Have the relevant development permit/s been obtained from Council? *

Provide the relevant Council Application number: *
Are the proposed plans being submitted with this request in accordance with the current Development Approval?
Provide the reason why the proposed plans are inconsistent with the existing development approval: *
Note: An information request may be issued in the assessment of your request.
Provide details about why you have not obtained the relevant development permits: *
Note: It is recommended that you obtain all the necessary Development Permits prior to obtaining the referral agency response from Council. In accordance with the Building Act 1975, it is the responsibility of the Private Certifier to ensure all relevant Development Permits are obtained prior to granting the building development approval.

Have you previously submitted a request for referral agency advice (Building Work) to Council for the proposed building and/or structure? *

Provide Council’s application reference number: *
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Was the previous referral agency advice provided by Council within the last 12 months? *

Council will only accept amendments to a referral agency response submitted within 12 months of any previous advice. You are required to submit a new request for Council to consider and provide a response.

Are you the original applicant to the previous referral agency response? *

Council will only accept amendments to previous referral agency responses if submitted by the original applicant. You are required to submit a new request for referral agency advice.

Proposal details

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Types of building work for referral agency requests

Class 1a
Class 10a
Class 10b

Siting variation express eligibility

The site is (select all that apply) *

For information about a property, including the site area, and whether there are any applicable overlays or neighbourhood plans, visit Key Facts about the property on Council’s website.
Your proposal is not eligible for an Express Assessment Application.
You will need to submit your request via another application type (e.g. Fast track or Standard assessment).

The proposed work (select all that apply) *

Your proposal is not eligible for an Express Assessment Application.
You will need to submit your request via another application type (e.g. Fast track or Standard assessment).

Traditional building character overlay

The proposed works: *

Your proposal is not eligible for an Express Assessment application.
You will need to submit your request via another application type (e.g. Fast track or Standard assessment).

Neighbourhood plan area

Does the neighbourhood plan contain provisions for the siting or site cover of houses? *

Does the proposed works comply with the provisions in the neighbourhood plan for the siting or site cover of houses.
Your proposal is not eligible for an Express Assessment application.
You will need to submit your request via another application type (e.g. Fast track or Standard assessment).

Types of building work – siting variation express

I want to apply for a variation/relaxation of (select all that apply): *

The road setback is for *

The new house/extension to house will have a maximum height of: *

The unenclosed Pergola, Portico, Deck, Porch or Patio will have a maximum height of: *

The side and rear setback is for *

Is this structure for entertainment or recreational purposes? *

Your proposal is not eligible for an Express Assessment application.
You will need to submit your request via another application type (e.g. Fast track or Standard assessment).

Siting variation express checklist

New house/extension to house
having a maximum height of 4.5m from ground level; and seeking a minimum setback of 4.5m
New house/extension to house
having a maximum height of 7.5m from ground level; and seeking a minimum setback of 5.0m
Garage/Carport
seeking a minimum setback of 5.0m the gradient of the driveway across the footpath will comply with Council’s requirements
Open Carport
having a maximum height of 3.5m and having a maximum dimension of 6m x 6m measured post to post with a maximum overhang of 0.9m seeking a minimum setback of 0.2m the gradient of the driveway across the footpath will comply with Council’s requirements
Unenclosed Pergola, Portico, Deck, Porch or Patio
having a maximum height of 4.5m from ground level seeking a minimum setback of 3.0m
Unenclosed Pergola, Portico, Deck, Porch or Patio
having a maximum height of 7.5m from ground level seeking a minimum setback of 4.5m
Roofed Gatehouse and Arches
having a maximum area of 6m2 having a maximum width along street elevation of 2.5m having a maximum height above ground level of 3.0m seeking a minimum setback of 0.1m
Screens, fences or retaining walls (not combined)
having a maximum height of 3.0m from ground level
Combination of fence and retaining walls
having a maximum height of 3.0m from ground level; and the retaining wall component does not exceed 1.0m in height
Pergolas or other similar structure used for ornamental or horticultural purposes
unenclosed and unroofed having a maximum height of 2.7m from ground level
Class 10a Buildings
having a maximum height of 4.5m having a mean height no greater than 3.5m having a total length of all parts not exceeding 12.0m the parts within the prescribed boundary clearance are not closer than 1.5m to a window in a habitable room of an adjoining dwelling
Site cover
all buildings and structures roofed with impervious materials, where: seeking a maximum coverage of 55% of the site area

Acceptable Solutions and Performance Criteria

The Queensland Development Code (QDC) sets out the rules for how dwellings and other structures can be located on a property. The QDC requirements are set out in M P 1.2 Design and siting standards for single detached housing on lots 450m2 and over. Variations/relaxations are required for proposals that do not comply with the QDC requirements.
The Queensland Development Code (QDC) sets out the rules for how dwellings and other structures can be located on a property. The QDC requirements are set out in M P 1.1 Design and siting standards for single detached housing on lots under 450m2 and M P 1.2 Design and siting standards for single detached housing on lots 450m2 and over.Variations/relaxations are required for proposals that do not comply with the QDC requirements.
I want to apply for a variation/relaxation of (select all that apply) *

Provide details about how the proposal does not comply with Acceptable Solution A1 of the QDC (including the location on-site): *

Provide statements of reason on how this proposal meets the below performance criteria of the QDC part MP1.1. and MP1.2.: *

P1 – Road Setbacks – The location of a building or structure facilitates an acceptable streetscape appropriate for

Provide details about how the proposal does not comply with Acceptable Solution A2 of the QDC (including the location on-site): *

Provide statements of reason on how this proposal meets the below performance criteria of the QDC part MP1.1. and MP1.2.: *

P2 - Side and Rear Setbacks - Building and structures

Provide details about how the proposal does not comply with Acceptable Solution A3 of the QDC (including the location on-site): *

Provide statements of reason on how this proposal meets the below performance criteria of the QDC part MP1.1. and MP1.2.: *

P3 - Site Cover - Adequate open space is provided for recreation, service facilities and landscaping.

Does your proposal comply with Acceptable Solution A6 of the QDC? *

Provide statements of reason on how this proposal meets the below performance criteria of the QDC part MP1.1. and MP1.2.: *

P6 - Maintenance - The location of the building or structure facilitates normal building maintenance.

Amended information

Provide a detailed description on your proposed amendments to the previous referral agency response: *

Provide statements of reason in justification for this amendment request: *

Mandatory requirements for Proposed Plans

Ensure the following information is provided on your proposed plans:

Please ensure the following information is provided on your proposed plans:
This information is applicable for the assessment of your request. Council will issue an information request for the below information if not provided. We recommend you submit this information as part of this request to avoid time delays.
The proposed variations/relaxations location are highlighted on my proposed plansThe Site Plan demonstrates the locations of the variations/relaxations (including a contours, North point, kerb and channel & distance to adjoining buildings)Elevational and Sectional Plans of the variations/relaxationsFloor PlansThe Natural Ground Level (NGL) and the relevant RLs are highlighted on my proposed plans (NOTE – This must be provided for walls/fences and combined walls/fences)The proposed plans are dimensioned and scaledSite photos (including the subject site, and the boundaries of any adjoining affected sites)

Additional information

Provide any additional relevant information (optional)

Neighbours’ Statements

The owners of adjoining properties must be consulted before submitting this proposal. As part of this consultation, a copy of the same building plans as attached to this application must be provided to these property owners. Adjoining property owners must be given the opportunity to provide written comments to Council either directly or via you as the applicant.
Neighbours who have provided comments may be contacted by Council.
Have the owners of adjoining properties been consulted? *

Neighbours’ Details *

Has the neighbour provided written comments on the proposal? *
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Applicant details

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BCC client reference

Do you have a BCC client reference number? *

To obtain a BCC client reference number, contact Development Services on 07 3403 4780 or by emailing dalodgement@brisbane.qld.gov.au.
To obtain a BCC client reference number, please contact Development Services on 07 3403 4780 or by emailing dalodgement@brisbane.qld.gov.au.
Provide your BCC client reference number: *

Certifier / Surveyor

BSA Accreditation number *
FSA/

Property owner

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Applicant information

Who is responsible for lodging the application? *

Council requires details of both the property owner and the private building certifier for all siting variation requests.

Applicant type

Who is the applicant? *

Individual/s details

Corporation/Incorporated Association details

If you do not hold a current ABN, you will be required to complete a ‘Statement by a Supplier’ form (available from the Australian Taxation Office) before entering into any funding agreement with the Australian Government.
You will be required to provide a copy of the Trust documents showing the relationship of the Incorporated Trustee to the Trust.
The entity name refers to the name that appears on all official documents or legal papers. The entity name may be different from the business name.
Your business may have registered one or more business names. If you operate under a business or trading name you can enter alternate name(s) here. If your business or trading name is not listed here select ‘other’.
If you have not registered your business name but trade under another name enter it here.
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Do you have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)? *
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Enter your ABN into the Australian Business Number (ABN) field and click the Lookup ABN button to retrieve your registration details from the Australian Business Register (ABR).
Enter your ACN into the Australian Company Number (ACN) field and click the Lookup ACN button to retrieve your registration details from the Australian Business Register (ABR).
If you have Business Names registered, you can select the relevant Business Name. If you have not registered your Business Name, select Other and enter the name into the Other Business Name field.
Is the application in the name of trust?
Council can only issue a licence to a legal entity. Please provide the details of the Trustee for the Trust. * E.g. Bob Smith or ABC Company Pty Ltd
Company address *
Company contact *

Attachments

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File size
If the total size limit of 20MB is reached, an alert message will appear. You will then be required to provide any additional attachments via email to dalodgement@brisbane.qld.gov.au immediately after submitting this application. Include the submission reference number, provided after the submission of this form, in the subject line of your email.
Site photos
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Overall subject and adjoining sites Each adjoining site
Diagram showing location of camera and directions of taking the photos for a Complete site
Diagram showing location of camera and directions of taking the photos for a Complete site
- Streetscape *
Looking up and looking down street at building line
Diagram showing location of camera and directions of taking the photos for Streetscape
Diagram showing location of camera and directions of taking the photos for Streetscape
- Boundaries and Adjoining Property *
Taken to indicate the distance of structure/dwellings to boundary
Diagram showing locations of camera and directions of taking the photos for Boundaries and Adjoining Property
Diagram showing locations of camera and directions of taking the photos for Boundaries and Adjoining Property
- Site of Proposed Structure *
Taken from the site structure(s) to adjoining boundary(s) Taken from adjoining boundary(s) to proposed structures
Diagram showing locations of camera and directions of taking the photos for Site of Proposed Structure
Diagram showing locations of camera and directions of taking the photos for Site of Proposed Structure
Site photos
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Previous referral agency response provided by Council
Previous referral agency response provided by Council
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List of lot and plan numbers *
List of lot and Plan numbers
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Proposed Plans *
Site Plan (indicating North point, kerb and channel and distance to adjoining buildings, must notate the specific areas sought for the relaxation / variationFloor Plans including elevations/sContours, site levels and floor levels
Proposed Plans
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Confirmation Notice *
Confirmation Notice
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Concurrence Agency Form
Concurrence Agency Form
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Applicant letter (optional)
Applicant letter
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Title Search (optional)
Title Search
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Neighbours' Comments *
Total: required attachment (one attachment per each selected neighbour)
Neighbour's comments
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Optional supporting documents (if any)
Optional supporting documents (if any)
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Agreement

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Applicant’s agreement and signature

I have reviewed and considered Council’s requirements for the Siting Variation Express process outlined in the Information Kit.
I confirm that the proposed works are in accordance with both the eligibility and design and siting checklist set out by Council for the Siting Variation Express process.
I understand that if the proposed works do not comply with Council’s requirements for the Siting Variation Express process, Council may pursue compliance action to rectify inappropriately sited buildings or structures.
I have obtained any relevant permits required before obtaining referral agency advice.
I understand that this application is for referral agency advice only, and that a building approval must be issued by a licensed Building Certifier before any construction activity takes place.
I understand that the information provided in and with this application may be disclosed publicly under the Right to Information Act 2009.
I am aware that it is an offence to knowingly provide false information.
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I acknowledge Queensland State Laws will accept this communication as containing my signature within the meaning of the Electronic Transactions (Qld) Act 2001.

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Applicant’s agreement and signature

I have reviewed and considered Council’s requirements for the Siting Variation Express process outlined in the Information Kit.
I confirm that the proposed works are in accordance with both the eligibility and design and siting checklist set out by Council for the Siting Variation Express process.
I understand that if the proposed works do not comply with Council’s requirements for the Siting Variation Express process, Council may pursue compliance action to rectify inappropriately sited buildings or structures.
I have obtained any relevant permits required before obtaining referral agency advice.
I understand that this application is for referral agency advice only, and that a building approval must be issued by a licensed Building Certifier before any construction activity takes place.
I understand that the information provided in and with this application may be disclosed publicly under the Right to Information Act 2009.
I am aware that it is an offence to knowingly provide false information.
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I acknowledge Queensland State Laws will accept this communication as containing my signature within the meaning of the Electronic Transactions (Qld) Act 2001.

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