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Online DAs only from January 1

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications lodged with us must be through the NSW Online Planning Portal from 1 January 2021 ...

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Council’s people-centred approach to helping the community recover from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic saw us reach the finals of the 2021 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards...

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Council Powering Ahead with Energy Goals

Switching to electric vehicles using renewable power and expanding our rollout of solar power are among the proposals that will help us reach our renewable energy and emissions reductions goals for 2030...

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STILL: National Still Life Award 2021 Finalists Announced

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery has unveiled its shortlist of finalists from a record number of entries by artists across Australia, all vying for the $30,000 prize, Still: National Still Life Award 2021...

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Development Applications


The Development Framework

What is the development framework and when is approval required.

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DA Tracker

Check the progress of your Development Application, and find out about other submitted and approved Development Applications.

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Step 1 - Preparing your Development Application

Covers what information and tools are available and pre-lodgement advice.

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Step 2 - Lodging your Development Application

How to lodge your development application and what happens after you lodge..

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Step 3 - The Development Assessment Process

What happens once your Development Application is lodged including what Council must consider and helping to keep the application process efficient.

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Step 4 - Determination of Development Applications

Covers how are decisions made, who makes them, and what happens after a decision is made. You can also find information on making changes to your approved development and how to request a decision be reviewed.

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Step 5 - Construction Certificates and Subdivision Works Certificates

Includes information on construction certificates, who is an accredited certifier, what is a principal certifier and information on occupation certificates.

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Section 68 Approvals

Covers approvals of structures, water supply, sewerage, stormwater drainage work, management of waste, public roads and other activities.
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Subdivision Certificates

Information on types of subdivision, obtaining Subdivision Certificates, and Civil Works Construction Certificates.

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