RiskSMART is an innovative fast-track development application program that started as a pilot project in 2005 by Brisbane City Council.
Due to its success and efficiency, this program extended to Logan City Council and City of Gold Coast. Through RiskSMART, eligible projects are assessed on Councils’ behalf by an accredited RiskSMART consultant helping to streamline the process and cut approval wait times.
Consult Planning is an experienced RiskSMART accredited consultancy with our Director being one of the first six consultants to hold Brisbane City Council RiskSMART accreditation since 2005. We regularly assess eligible development applications through the RiskSMART programs offered by Brisbane City Council and Logan City Council (accredited since 2013). We also prepare and submit town planning applications with City of Gold Coast’s non-accredited RiskSMART program.
How it works
Our accredited planner will prepare your RiskSMART development application along with a recommendation (including draft conditions) and submit this directly to council where a town planner from council will review the consultant’s recommendations and potentially issue the development approval within five days.
RiskSMART benefits include:
- an experienced town planning consultant preparing high-quality development applications
- reduced assessment timeframes from five months to as little as five days (in some cases)
- reduced Council application fee helps lower development costs.
"RiskSMART saves time, lowers fees and puts you in the hands of an expert. By using a RiskSMART consultant, you’re able to bypass council’s internal, and often lengthy, assessment processes to obtain development approval faster."
Various development application types are eligible for RiskSMART from dwelling houses and multi-unit developments, to commercial and industrial developments and subdivisions in Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast city council areas.
Phone Consult Planning on 1300 017 540 to speak to an experienced RiskSMART consultant and find out if your project is eligible for fast-tracked approval.