Under the Economic Development Act 2012, the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) has set fees and charges to recover the cost of considering and processing PDA development applications and making and amending development instruments.

The Economic Development Queensland Development Assessment Fees and Charges Schedule (PDF icon 493 KB) which came into effect on 3 May 2018 will cease to apply from 1 July 2018*.

A new Economic Development Queensland Development Assessment Fees and Charges Schedule (PDF icon 529 KB) will apply to Priority Development Area (PDA) development applications lodged from 1 July 2018*.

The applicable assessment fee for a particular application is to be confirmed by an EDQ Development Assessment officer prior to payment.

Part A of the fee schedule sets out the fees and charges payable to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) for considering or processing:

  • a PDA development application for
    • material change of use (MCU)
    • reconfiguring a lot (RoL)
    • operational work (Op Work) and
    • building work
  • compliance assessment against a PDA development condition
  • sealing of a plan of subdivision
  • changing or withdrawing of a PDA development application
  • changing or cancelling a PDA development application
  • an extension of the currency period for a PDA development approval
  • the temporary or permanent closure of a road
  • a permit application for interfering with vegetation under a by-law.

Part B sets out the fees payable to EDQ to recover part of the costs of making and amending the relevant PDA development scheme.

Fees when a PDA is delegated to local government

Where responsibility for processing and considering a PDA development application has been delegated to a local government, the local government is responsible for setting the applicable fees (except for the Ripley Valley PDA where the EDQ Development Assessment Fees and Charges Schedule applies). For information about the applicable fee, contact the relevant local government for the PDA.

*The Queensland Government Indexation Policy requires departments to regularly review their fees and charges to ensure they remain appropriate and that the cost structure underlying the amount of the fee or charge remains accurate and efficient. To maintain the value of the fees and charges when a comprehensive review is not conducted, the Policy provides for departments to apply the Government Indexation rate. For the 2018/19 financial year, the indexation rate is 3.5%.