We are currently experiencing pre-global financial crises delays with applications in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich areas. A record input of applications and strained resources has contributed to the delays. Further complicating things in Brisbane is the introduction of the Brisbane City Plan 2014, which means Council are faced with assessment of old applications in the system, new applications under the new planning document and superseded planning scheme applications for those trying to secure their development rights from the previous planning scheme.