Under the Planning Act 2016 referrals may be required to the Queensland Government State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA).
There are a number of other entities that exist outside of SARA, that hold jurisdiction for their own referral agency triggers.
Schedule 10 of the Planning Regulation 2017 sets out all referral agencies and their jurisdiction.
Referral agency requirements or conditions must be received by Council before a decision can be made on an application.
Ultimately it is the applicant’s responsibility to correctly refer applications under Schedule 10 of the Planning Regulation 2017.