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Fast tracking applications

The City of Gold Coast streamlines the assessment of low risk applications, significantly reducing holding costs, red tape and processing time.

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Fast-tracking applications

The City of Gold Coast offers fast-track assessment for certain types of applications. These are:

  • Express Development Applications (Express DA)
  • Express Referral Agency Assessment (Express RAA)

For more information, visit the pages below or contact our Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.

Express development applications

Express Development Application (Express DA) is a fast-tracked development assessment process for simple, low-complexity applications. Once lodged, Express DAs are usually assessed within 10 to 15 business days.

Find out more about Express DA


Express referral agency applications

Express Referral Agency Assessment (Express RAA) is a fast-tracked assessment process for simple, low-risk building applications. Once lodged, Express RAAs are usually assessed within five business days. Express RAA is only available for carports, gate houses and shade sails.

Find out more about Express RAA

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