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Development Assessment Forms and Fact Sheets
Select from the links below to view specific Council publications to assist you with your enquiries in regards to Development Applications.
The former Hervey Bay City Council was approached in 2007 to participate in the RiskSmart project having been identified by the State Government as a high growth council. This project has now been carried over to the new council.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council has initially released three application types in the RiskSmart process – Reconfiguration of a Lot to create up to six (6) lots in the Park Residential, Low Density Residential and Medium Density Residential Zones of the Urban Locality, Hervey Bay City Planning Scheme 2006.
RiskSmart Initiative RiskSmart is a process that enables low-risk development applications to be quickly assessed against planning schemes provisions.
Benefits of RiskSmart
RiskSmart saves planners, developers and their clients both time and money
How it Works
RiskSmart uses a series of questions relating to a selected “use type” (eg reconfiguration of a lot in the Low Density Zone) in a planning scheme to qualify the level of risk associated with a development. If the application is identified as low risk the outcome is a faster assessment turnaround for customers. This process provides greater transparency about council’s decision-making process.
The application forms necessary to be submitted for a RiskSmart application are available from Council’s offices at Tavistock Street, Torquay and Kent Street, Maryborough and the Fraser Coast Regional Council website.
Applications can only be lodged in person at Council's Hervey Bay and Maryborough administration centres.
The application will usually be assessed and a decision made within ten business days from the date the completed application is lodged with Council. However, if the forms are not properly completed, insufficient supporting material has been lodged or if you trigger assessment of a critical issue in the RiskSmart checklist then assessment may take longer than this.