Total file size limit increases for online lodgements

Our IT system is being enhanced to increase the maximum file size limit to a total of 1000MB per application, when lodging development applications online.

This change will apply to the following application types:

  • Material Change of Use (MCU)
  • Reconfiguration of a Lot (ROL)
  • Southport Priority Development Area (PDA)
  • Changed Application (CHA)
  • Minor Change (MIN)

Mandatory attachments that can be uploaded to the limit of 1000MB include the development application form, owner’s consent and supporting documents; and non-mandatory attachments include plans and specialist reports/statements.

This substantial increase from the previous limit of 20MB will eliminate the need for our customers to request file sharing links to submit a complete application or send documentation separately to the electronic form.

This system enhancement will also streamline the pre-assessment process by avoiding lengthy delays whilst the Development Assessment Review Team (DART) wait on all the required documentation to commence pre-assessment.

It is now expected, with a 1000MB file size limit, that all online lodgements will be submitted by our external planning partners with all the required legislative documentation.

Application documentation is to be submitted in PDF format, without password protection for forms, owner’s consent, supporting documents, plans and specialist reports.

For further information please refer to How to lodge a development application or contact the DART on 07 5582 9053 or email

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