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Operational Works

After receiving a development approval for a Material Change of Use or Reconfiguring a Lot, an Operational Works application may be required (e.g. for excavating/filling, civil works, road works, vegetation clearing, landscaping). Once an Operational Works approval is given, works may commence on the site.

There is range of information available to assist, including that provided below relating to pre-start meetings, as-constructed drawings, bonding, street naming and standard specifications.  Please also refer to the SEQ Design and Construction Code,  Stormwater Quality, Landscape Assessment and Vegetation Protection where appropriate.

To view works underway or planned in the near future by applicants click here.

Do I need an Operational Works approval?

An operational works development application may apply to:

  • Excavating or filling of land (i.e. earthworks including change of ground level for retaining walls, construction of a dam);
  • Civil works for new subdivisions (i.e. connection to Council and external infrastructure) and other works associated with a material change of use of premises or reconfiguring a lot;
  • Placing an advertising device on premises;
  • Undertaking road works on Council roads;
  • Clearing vegetation in accordance with state legislation (please see Vegetation Protection); and/or
  • Landscaping works  (please see Landscape Assessment, including for compliance assessment).

Depending on the zone of the property and the type of operational work proposed, the proposal may either be accepted development (no approval required), code assessable or impact assessable, the latter two requiring an application to be lodged with Council for assessment.

Please see:

RiskSmart Operational Works

RiskSmart Operational Works is an initiative designed to make the processing of simple, low-risk operational works applications more efficient, using accredited engineering consultants.

Forms and Fact Sheets (Operational Works)


Fact sheets:

Standard drawings and specifications

View all standard specifications contained within the Logan Planning Scheme.

Pre-start meeting

A pre-start meeting is a meeting that occurs before work is undertaken on a site.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss schedule of works, standards and expectations that are required.  The meeting involves the developer (if they wish to attend), their consulting engineer, contractor and a Council Technical Officer.

Prior to any work starting at the site, please phone 07 3412 5269 to arrange a pre-start meeting.  The applicant or the applicant's agent must complete the Pre-start Meeting Kit (PDF 227 KB) before the pre-start meeting.

Pre-start meeting information can be submitted via one of the following methods.

An inspection compliance fee must be paid to Council prior to a pre-start meeting being held, as per Council's fees and charges (PDF 7445 KB).

As-constructed drawings

As-constructed drawings are the final set of drawings of various pieces of infrastructure that are produced at the completion of a development. As-constructed information must be submitted to Council for checking and acceptance as soon as the works are completed in accordance with Planning Scheme Policy 5 - Infrastructure of the Logan Planning Scheme and the relevant development permit.  For information about what to include in the submission, refer to the As-constructed Submission Kit (PDF 166 KB).

As-constructed drawings can be submitted via one of the following methods, noting that Council has adopted the Asset Designed As Constructed (ADAC) data specification for all newly constructed assets.  Please refer to our ADAC Information Sheet.

Additionally, the following information may offer assistance with preparing the submission:

  • Operational Works development permits
  • Section 5.6 of Planning Scheme Policy 5 - Infrastructure of the Logan Planning Scheme


Bonding is a process where an applicant (developer) gives Council a financial security (cash, bank guarantee or cheque) to cover incomplete development construction works, to obtain the early release of survey plans and sell the lots when development works are finished.

For more information or to apply for bonding, refer to the following documents:

Bonding applications can be submitted via one of the following methods.

Street naming

The applicant (usually the developer), is responsible for naming the streets created as part of a development.

For more information or to apply for street naming, refer to the Street Naming Fact Sheet (PDF 31 KB) and Street Naming Form (PDF 58 KB). Street naming applications can be submitted via one of the following methods.