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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

A self-assessable development is one which is identified by an assessment manager as not needing a development or compliance permit. This can usually be found in the local planning scheme.

Self-assessable developments must comply with any applicable code/s under relevant legislation or planning schemes.

It is an offence to carry out self-assessable development that contravenes the applicable code/s.

In some circumstances self-assessable development may require approval for building works which can be sought from a building certifier.

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On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation – the Planning Act 2016. Information on this page relates to the previous legislation – the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Learn more about the new planning system.