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The Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) forms are the approved forms under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and must be used for applications lodged under this Act.

For applications lodged after 1 July 2013, you are encouraged to prepare and submit your IDAS forms using MyDAS, the online preparation and lodgement system.

For all development applications lodged prior to 1 July 2013, you must:

  • complete IDAS form 1 - Application details
  • complete any other IDAS forms relevant to your application
  • provide any mandatory supporting information identified on the relevant forms as being required to accompany your application. This includes a response to the relevant state code(s) of the State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP).
  • lodge the development application, including the relevant IDAS forms, with the assessment manager for the application (refer to Schedule 6 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 to determine who is the assessment manager for a development application).

Schedule 3 assessable development checklists are also available below, but are not mandatory.

If you would like to obtain a copy of a superseded version of the IDAS forms or checklists, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IDAS forms, checklists and templates

IDAS forms

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IDAS form name IDAS form number Effective date Type and size
Application details 1 3 August 2015 DOC icon 232 KB
Building work requiring assessment against the Building Act 1975 2 3 August 2015 DOC icon 183 KB
Queensland heritage place 3 3 August 2015 Word icon 130 KB
Local heritage place 4 3 August 2015 Word icon 128 KB
Material change of use assessable against a planning scheme 5 3 August 2015 Word icon 149 KB
Building or operational work assessable against a planning scheme 6 3 August 2015 Word icon 184 KB
Reconfiguring a lot 7 3 August 2015 Word icon 167 KB
Environmentally relevant activity

Please note: applications for an ERA which also require an environmental authority (EA) from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) must include the attachment to this IDAS form. Further information is available on DEHP's website.
8 3 August 2015 Word icon 145 KB
Brothel 9 3 August 2015 Word icon 124 KB
Inconsistent development on strategic port land or Brisbane core port land 10 3 August 2015 Word icon 138 KB
Clearing native vegetation 11 6 July 2015 Word icon 118 KB
Taking or interfering with artesian or sub-artesian water 12 3 August 2015 Word icon 163 KB
Watercourse pump 13 3 August 2015 Word icon 161 KB
Water storage 14 3 August 2015 Word icon 191 KB
Gravity diversion from a watercourse 15 3 August 2015 Word icon 230 KB
Particular dam 16 3 August 2015 Word icon 150 KB
Watercourse diversion 17 3 August 2015 Word icon 208 KB
Removal of quarry material from a watercourse 18 3 August 2015 Word icon 133 KB
Taking overland flow water 19 3 August 2015 Word icon 147 KB
Interfering with overland flow water and construction and modification of a levee 20 3 August 2015 Word icon 150 KB
Other work in a watercourse 21 3 August 2015 Word icon 135 KB
Major hazard facility 22 3 August 2015 Word icon 277 KB
Tidal works and development within coastal management districts 23 3 August 2015 Word icon 183 KB
Note: Form 24 Contaminated land has now been removed from use to reflect changes to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009      
Aquaculture 25 3 August 2015 Word icon 142 KB
Marine plants and declared fish habitat areas 26 3 August 2015 Word icon 553 KB
Waterway barrier works 27 3 August 2015 Word icon 483 KB
Prescribed tidal work
(Note: Form 28 has now been combined with Form 23)
28 n/a n/a
Note: Form 29 Agricultural activities in a wild river area has now been removed from use to reflect the repeal of the Wild Rivers Act 2005      
Note: Form 30 Animal husbandry activities in a wild river area has now been removed from use to reflect the repeal of the Wild Rivers Act 2005      
Application for preliminary approval varying the effect of a local planning instrument 31 3 August 2015 Word icon 140 KB
Compliance assessment 32 3 August 2015 Word icon 208 KB
Great Barrier Reef Wetland protection area 33 3 August 2015 Word icon 183 KB
South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions 34 3 August 2015 Word icon 157 KB
Note: Form 35 Strategic cropping land has now been removed from use to reflect the repeal of the Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011.      

IDAS checklists

IDAS checklists are available to assist applicants to determine if their development is an assessable development under Schedule 3 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009. If a development is not an assessable development, it will not require the lodgement of a development application. Completing and submitting IDAS checklists with a development application are not mandatory.

Checklist name Checklist number Effective date Type and size
Various aspects of development 1 3 August 2015 Word icon 102 KB
Material change of use 2 3 August 2015 Word icon 191 KB
Reconfiguring a lot 3 3 August 2015 Word icon 141 KB
Operational work 4 3 August 2015 Word icon 283 KB
Building work 5 3 August 2015 Word icon 134 KB

IDAS templates and template forms

The Department has created templates for use with respect to planning instruments and development assessment processes under Sustainable Planning Act 2009. There are a number of templates and template forms that relate to the IDAS process (e.g. changing an approval, conducting public notification) which have been developed. These templates and template forms are not mandatory.

For applicants

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SPA template name SPA form number Effective date Type and size Guide
Public notice sign SPA form 4 1 March 2012 DOC icon word 53 KB PDF icon pdf 556 KB
Public notice advertisement for newspaper and adjoining land owners SPA form 5 1 March 2012 DOC icon word 56 KB PDF icon pdf 556 KB
Notice of commencement of public notification n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 40 KB n/a
Notice of compliance of public notification n/a 1 March 2012 DOC icon word 40 KB PDF icon pdf 556 KB
Company owner declaration n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 35 KB n/a
Deemed approval notice SPA form 1 18 Dec 2009 PDF icon pdf 276 KB n/a
Individual owner declaration n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 29 KB n/a
Request to apply superseded planning scheme to proposed development SPA form 2 18 Dec 2009 PDF icon pdf 416 KB n/a
Request to change an existing approval template n/a March 2010 PDF icon pdf 382 KB n/a

For local councils

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SPA template name SPA form number Effective date Type and size Guide
Acknowledgement notice n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 169 KB n/a
Decision modification n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 59 KB n/a
Decision notice approval n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 156 KB n/a
Decision notice refusal n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 80 KB n/a
Negotiated decision notice n/a 18 Dec 2009 DOC icon word 163 KB n/a

* This template is to assist with creating public notices for certain development applications. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requirements outlined in the approved form (including font styles and minimum letter heights) are met. If additional space is required, the overall size of the public notice should be increased. The department expressly disclaims all liability (including but not limited to liability for negligence) for errors or omissions of any kind whatsoever or for any loss (including direct and indirect losses), damage or other consequence which may arise from your reliance on the material contained in this publication. This information is issued on the understanding that the department is not, through the issue of this information, giving any legal or other professional service.