Endorsement of Survey Plans

If your development involves subdivision in the Livingstone Shire Local Government Area, Council must approve the survey plan. Council must endorse the survey plan once the development has complied with all the conditions of related permits prior to lodgement for registration at the Titles Office in accordance with Schedule 18 of the Planning Regulation 2017 sets out the requirements for requesting approval and the process for deciding the request. Link to Schedule 18 Planning Regulations 2017 https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/sl-2017-0078#sch.18

Lodging Plans of Subdivision (Survey Plan) under the Planning Act 2016

ALL survey plans are processed under the Planning Act 2016 (PA). Below is Council’s process for approving the survey plans.

For a copy of a registered Survey Plan, Title Document, or Title Search visit http://titlesqld.com.au


To help Council process your request effectively and efficiently, please make sure you:

  •      Engage a registered Surveyor to prepare the survey plan (and associated legal documentation);
  •      Provide evidence of compliance with all conditions of all relevant permits;
  •      All works required to be undertaken are completed and have passed final inspection;
  •     Check that all rates, operational works bonds and charges levied for the land, including infrastructure charges have been paid.

Application Requirements:

  1.  Application Form: Request for Approval of a Plan of Subdivision Council endorsement of Survey Plans. Link to  Council’s request form: Request for Approval of Plan of SubdivisionPlease note that Council cannot accept an application without this form; 
  2.  Supporting material; and
  3.  Application fee (endorsement of survey plan fee) Link to Council’s current Fees and Charges  Schedule

Note: Council issues a fee payment letter upon completion of the properly made check on lodgment

Electronic lodgment of Survey Plans can be emailed to enquiries@livingstone.qld.gov.au, and submit the survey plan (and associated legal documentation) to Council for endorsement (or for hardcopy submissions, hand deliver to Council’s Office at 4 Lagoon Place, Yeppoon or post to Livingstone Shire Council PO Box 2292, Yeppoon 4703).

NB. Electronic lodgments must be accompanied by the relevant Titles form. More information can be found here.

Infrastructure Charges and Development Incentives Policy

An explanation of infrastructure charges and the Development Incentives Policy, is available at the following links, - https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/doing-business/building-and-development/town-planning/adopted-infrastructure-charges      

If you require more information please telephone Council on  07 4913 5000 or 1300 790 919 or email enquiries@livingstone.qld.gov.au