Development may include:
- changing landforms from a natural or semi-natural state for a purpose such as agriculture or housing
- subdividing real estate into lots, typically for the purpose of building homes
- developing property or changing its purpose, for example by converting an unused factory complex into apartments
- the erection or demolition of a building or structure.
Under Section 1.3.2 of the Queensland Integrated Planning Act 1997, development is any of the following:
- carrying out building work;
- carrying out plumbing or drainage work;
- carrying out operational work;
- reconfiguring a Lot;
- making a material change of use of premises.
The Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987 states that development includes:
- the construction or exterior alteration or exterior decoration of a building; and
- the demolition or removal of a building or works; and
- the construction or carrying out of works; and
- the subdivision or consolidation of land, including buildings or airspace; and
- the placing or relocation of a building or works on land; and
- the construction or putting up for display of signs or hoardings;
Special Interest Groups
The following special interest groups are related to Development.