Development Applications  

If you need a development application from the council, we can help you? Talk with our civil engineers for a FREE consultation and independent expert advice to find out the best possible outcome.

What is a Development Application?

A DA is commonly referred to as a Development Application. It is a formal request for consent to carry out a proposed development, such as change of use of land, subdivide land, and carry out building landscaping and other works. You must lodge a DA and have it approved by Council before any construction can begin. Read More

Welcome to, the civil engineering company that offers comprehensive solutions for development applications Brisbane developers, architects, planners and construction managers. While there are much larger firms out there, at Civil Perspective you will find a unique ethos and approach to your project.

We are committed to achieving a better outcome from each and every development application that we work on and to date have saved tens of thousands of dollars for our clients. We are extremely passionate about all things engineering and focus not only on the calculations but on the wider impacts that each project can have so that the development process runs much smoother.

We have drive, knowledge and most importantly a complete understanding of what is required when it comes to development, and our clients benefit from the fact that we are ethically focused, not just in terms of how we treat and work with them, but also in terms of developing innovative designs and plans that are sustainable.

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At Civil Perspective we are engaged right from the beginning of the process and are equipped to handle approvals, contract administration, plan sealing and construction execution. The bigger the workload the better as far as we are concerned. We believe that extensive research is important for all projects and have access to a wide range of information that can make a real difference when it comes to the decisions you make about your project.

If you would like to get a better sense of our services and talk through the project you are currently undertaking, please do get in touch. We offer a free initial consultation, so, when you’re looking for efficient, professional development engineering consultants who think outside the box and deliver solutions quickly and in keeping with the project goals, look no further than Civil Perspective.

Our expert engineering consultants here at Civil Perspective can provide creative, sustainable solutions for a range of projects such as, land subdivision, construction project management, DA approval, development projects and much more. Contact us today for more information.

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Do I need a Development Application Approval from Council?

In most cases yes. If you are planning on developing a piece of land (eg. Subdividing, building townhouses/units/high rise, building an industrial shed/warehouse), it will be required to have Council approve the concept design.

There is a process to follow and in ‘most’ cases, will require engineering input to achieve the DA from Council.

Examples of work that would require a DA include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineering Services Report
  • Traffic Impact Assessments
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Overland Flow Assessment Report
  • Flood Assessment Report

Conceptual design services may also be required at the DA stage. At Civil Perspective we are able to complete the following conceptual design documentation:


  • Roadworks and Access Plan/s
  • Filling & Excavation (Bulk Earthworks) Plan
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plan
  • Stormwater Drainage (including detention/retention details) Plan
  • Sewer Reticulation Plan
  • Water Reticulation Plan
  • Combine Services Plan

For all your residential, commercial and industrial development applications.

We’d love to meet with you and chat about your ideas, hopes and dreams for your new development.

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