As a result of the Cobraball Fires 2019, certain development application fees have been waived where the works are replacement / rebuilding as a result of damage caused by that event to an existing building.
If lodging online, please select the options that relate to the Cobraball Fires. Please note that a Statutory Declaration from the owner will be required to accompany the building application stating that the owner(s) insurer does not cover Council application fees.
Replacement or Rebuilding Part of a Building:
(if the work is structural and work is less than 20% of structural area then no application is required)
Plumbing & Drainage
Demolition and Rebuilding (demolition fees are included in the above fees):
Demolition Only (it is proposed to not rebuild):
(dwelling or shed with amenities) Qld Building & Construction Commission
Please note that any development applications lodged with private certifiers pertaining to Cobraball Fires 2019 will not attract a fee waiver. However, Council will waive the archive fee for the private certifier for these works when they lodge through Council’s Online Portal.
Please refer to Information Sheet “Cobraball Fires – Planning / Building / Plumbing & Drainage Works” for a guide of what rebuilding works will require development approval.
Livingstone Shire Council, PO Box 2292, Yeppoon 4703
Telephone: 1300 790 919 or 4913 5000Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Option Three: Council utilises a mix of acknowledging existing use rights and exemption certificates for circumstances where ‘like’ is replacing ‘like’ or in circumstances where a bushfire management plan has identified a site which is less susceptible to the impacts of natural disasters. Furthermore, Council waive the application fees associated with development applications required for planning, building or plumbing and drainage permits, in instances where the applicant’s insurance does not cover such costs or the individual was not insured.”
Please note that a Statutory Declaration from the owner will be required to accompany the development applications stating that the owner(s) insurer does not cover Council application fees.
Replacing or Rebuilding Part of a Building:
2. Notifiable Work (Form 4. There is no fee for Council, but a fee and notification to QBCC is required)
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