Approvals get a tick, quick flick by Rockhampton council

THE ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council will implement a program to "FastTrack" development approvals, with duplexes and multi-unit dwellings the first off the rank.

Mayor Margaret Strelow said it would streamline application processes by allowing a tick and flick method, providing faster turnaround, and making the overall process more straightforward.

"If an application comes in that is the right thing in the right place, FastTrack allows it to be through in five business days," she said.

"If it's a streamlined application, so it's nearly right but there's a little bit that has to be done, it's a 10 business days application.

"That's down from three to six months under our normal code assessable applications."

Cr Strelow said plans were in place to streamline other types of development application processes.

"Council has committed to getting our development applications system as efficient as we possibly can," she said. "This is a very deliberate effort that allows good developments to proceed quickly without being caught in processes that are there for applications that in some ways are not a perfect fit."


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