Operational Works Approval

We are a civil engineering company with 2 offices located in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.  We are ISO 9001:2015 DAS Certified, as well as being a Certified Endorsed QUU consultant. We cover all developments in residential, commercial and industrial fields and specialise in  Project Management.   We at Civil Perspective can provide creative, sustainable solutions to make your project a breeze.

Our Misson

Civil Perspective is determined to establish itself within the Engineering and Development sectors as a leading engineering firm, with strong business ethics and values, innovative and constructible engineering designs, a reputation of excellent service, and reducing approval times by ensuring what we do will be approved on time. This will result in less financial burden on the client if the job is executed correctly in the first instance. Read More

When undertaking a development project it is likely that you will have to make changes or alter the plot of land on which the works will happen. In order to proceed with the project, operational works approval is required from the relevant council. Failure to obtain this will prevent your project from moving forward.

At Civil Perspective, we have 30 years’ combined experience built up from extensive work with developers, planners, builders and architects, and so when it comes to ensuring that the construction element of your development application is titled correctly when submitted to the council, you need to look no further to find engineers who will put you first.

To an outsider the process can be intimidating, however, at Civil Perspective we strive to walk our clients through, preparing civil engineering drawings for submission and determining what specific elements require approval before the development can move forward.

In terms of operational works approvals that are required, these include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Rock, gravel or soil extraction
  • Roadworks on a government road
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Sewerage reticulation
  • Water reticulation
  • Signage and line marking
  • Road design
  • Placement of advertising devices

A planning partnership

For those intending to build a residence, generally, the earthworks required to build the structure are not considered operational works.

However, if the size of the property and the earthworks needed to begin construction are much greater than identified in the planning scheme, or in instances where additional earthworks are to be undertaken on the land that is unrelated to the building, then it is necessary to obtain operational works approval.

If you are uncertain as to whether you will need this approval from the council and are at the start of your project, get in touch with us here at Civil Perspective. We offer a free consultation to all prospective clients and this could prove to be the beginning of the end of all your project management concerns.

What you will find if you drop into one of our two offices in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast, or get in touch over the phone, is a civil engineering practice that puts your needs at the forefront of all of our efforts.

We believe in respect, a quality service, being considerate to all our clients, fully committing ourselves to your project throughout the process and finding innovative solutions to ensure that you get across the line with all the approvals necessary as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

A bigger perspective

Regardless of what stage your project is at, be it due diligence or in the preparation of preliminary designs for a development application, or if you are seeking out a suitable project manager to take the reins and see the process through professionally, at Civil Perspective we will drive the result home.

With us, you can take confidence from the knowledge that we see the full picture and understand how each decision will impact on the overall application. Our knowledge is second to none and the earlier we get involved the better for all our clients.

At Civil Perspective, we are passionate about engineering and excited to work toward positive resolutions for all of our clients. Operational works approval is just the tip of the iceberg where our knowledge and expertise are concerned and we look forward to developing a solid, fruitful relationship with you.

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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Our Vision

  • Shaping the future of engineering by providing the client with excellent designs, constructible designs, and approved designs with minimal fuss to the client.
  • Exhibiting strong values such as respect and kindness to all.
  • All designs must be safe, compliant, constructible and consider the surrounding environment for both nature and people.
  • Empowering employees to be the best they can be.
  • Delivering the dreams of clients.

Our Ethics


Ensuring all people are treated correctly regardless of their background and expertise. Under no circumstances is one person better than another, as everyone is equal. At all times, due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others must be exercised whether this is at work, at home, with clients or working with others.


A sense of pride in all that we design and achieve, this reflects upon the high quality of work produced for every client we engage with.


Being friendly, courteous, compassionate and considerate to everyone.


To provide a great experience for our client during the development process. Be inspired to achieve the goals of the client and their development dream. Civil Perspective is extremely passionate about upholding these values and under no circumstance will Civil Perspective work with any persons that do not respect or exercise kindness to our employees.


Allowing employees of Civil Perspective to exhibit their true potential by giving them the opportunity of expression at all times. Help employees extend their horizons, grow within the business and help individuals to develop into what they want to be. This will extend to clients to think outside the box with developments and Civil Perspective will encourage this through the due diligence process.

For all your residential, commercial and industrial property developments.

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

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