Planning and Development Certificates
A planning and development certificate (PDC) issued pursuant to the Planning Act 2016, gives varying levels of important planning and approval information relating to a property. There are three types of PDC, each containing particular levels of detail. Depending on the type requested, a PDC can have many valuable uses for a prospective purchaser, developer or solicitor, including formal confirmation of:
- The zoning and planning scheme provisions applying to the land
- Current development approvals
- Unpaid infrastructure charges or court decisions affecting the property
- The status of compliance with development approval conditions or infrastructure agreements
The Planning Regulation 2017 sets out the level of information to be given and timeframes for provision of each certificate.
Types of planning and development certificate available
Council offers the following:
- Limited planning and development certificate
- Standard planning and development certificate
- Full planning and development certificate
|Certificate type||What is included|
|Limited planning and development certificate||This certificate provides general planning information relating to the property, including:|
|Standard planning and development certificate||Information provided in a standard PDC is more detailed. It includes all information provided in a limited PDC, as well as:|
* building approvals issued after 30 April 1998.
|Full planning and development certificate||Information provided in a full PDC is the most comprehensive, and includes all information provided in a limited and standard PDC, as well as:|
Which planning and development certificate best suits my needs?
You should seek independent legal advice on your particular circumstances and the nature of your property enquiries.
The latest version of the Planning Act 2016 is available at the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.