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Overview

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Council is required to monitor the standard of operations in accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of occupants. This is achieved by regulating particular types of accommodation premises.


Development Approval
 
You must ensure your premises has relevant Development Approval. If you are unsure,
contact Council.

Food 
Do you intend to, or already operate a food business? If yes, you may also require a Food Business licence. For further information, refer to the Fixed Food Premises information. 


Building 
Do you intend to build additional structures? If yes, you may need to obtain building approval, either from Council or a private certifier.


Advertising Signs
Do you intend to, or already have any advertising signs/devices erected? If yes, refer to the Advertising Sign information. 


Swimming Pool 
Do you intend to, or already have a swimming pool at your premises? If yes, refer to the Commercial Swimming Pool information.


Business Name Registration
If you are registering a new business name you will need to contact the Queensland Government
Office of Fair Trading.

Liquor Licensing 
Contact
Liquor Licensing Division for Liquor Licence enquiries.
The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, for example a person(s) or a Company.
Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

The following types of accommodation require an approval from Council:
Approval for Rental Accommodation premises is required under Council's planning scheme. Contact Council for more information.

If you are operating a residential service (Boarding houses and Supported Accommodation) as defined under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002  you will also need to make application under this legislation to the Residential Services Unit, Department of Housing and Public Works. Once you have liaised with Residential Services, please contact Council and arrange for an audit of your premises.
This local law does not apply to accommodation requiring registration under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002 (Boarding houses and Supported Accommodation). Application under this legislation must be made to the Residential Services Accreditation Branch, Office of Fair Trading. Once you have liaised with Residential Services, please contact Council and arrange for a building compliance audit (as per MP5.7 of the Queensland Development Code) of your premises. This is a mandatory part of your application to Residential Services.

The following types of accommodation do not require an approval from Council:
For previously Esk Regional Council,
accommodation in:
(a) a hotel or motel
(b) a hospital, nursing home, or other institution where people are cared for on a live-in basis
(c) a residential college or boarding school
(d) a religious institution
(e) a building unit or group titles scheme
(f) a private home in which accommodation is provided for not more than 3
boarders
(g) premises excluded from the application of this local law under the local law
policies.


There are no exemptions under Councils planning scheme. (Kilcoy)