For any developments other than small residential (houses, alterations to houses and granny flats) we recommend that you hire a town planning consultant to prepare your application.
You can book a Pre-DA lodgement meeting with Council to get preliminary feedback on complex development applications.
To complete your online application you will need to submit a Statement of environmental effects, Owner's consent and a Cost estimate report. You may be required to submit further documents to support your development application.
Find out more about the information required.
As of 1 January 2021 all development related applications can only be submitted to Council online via the NSW Planning Portal. This includes:
- Development Applications (DA)
- Application to modify a DA
- Request to review a DA
- Complying Development Certificate Applications
- Construction Certificate Applications
- Application for Occupation Certificates
- Civil Works / Subdivision Construction Certificates
- Subdivision Certificates
If you do not already have an account you will need to register for an account with the NSW Planning Portal.
To understand how to use the NSW Planning Portal refer to the NSW Planning Portal's Quick Reference Guides.
For technical issues with using the NSW Planning Portal contact Service NSW’s Support Service.
Once you have an account you will need to log in to submit your application.
Go to the NSW Planning Portal
You can submit additional information via the NSW Planning Portal after you have submitted.
Once your application has been assessed as suitable for lodgement you will be required to pay the associated fees.
Visit the fees for development applications page for more information about the fees you will need to pay.
The application is not taken to be lodged until all required information has been supplied and required fees have been paid.
Council will do a preliminary assessment and contact you to discuss the outcomes of this. Your application will then be assigned to an assessment officer for a detailed assessment.
If additional information is requested it must be provided by the applicant via the NSW Planning Portal in a timely manner. Council will only communicate directly with the applicant.
You can track key milestones in the process using Council's DA Tracker.
Find out more about the development assessment process.
Once you have consent you'll need a Construction Certificate before you can begin any building or subdivision work. You will also need a Principal Certifying Authority who will issue you with an Occupation Cerificate, the last step in the formal DA process.
Find out what you have to do before you start construction.