Find out our requirements for lodging your development application and the different ways you can submit it to us.
For Complying Development Certificates, you need to ensure your proposal fully meets the specific development standards as set out by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 and that you have all required documentation ready to submit including:
If you'd like to lodge a combined Development Application and Construction Certificate (and other approvals such as a Plumbing Approval, Water Connection or Crossing Permit, etc) at the same time, you will need to download and complete our combined Development, Construction and Plumbing Application and then upload it to the Planning Portal along with your other application documents.
Once your application has been submitted we will check over it and let you know via your Planning Portal account if we require any additional information. If so, you will need to submit this information to us via your Planning Portal account.
You will be automatically notified when we've lodged your application into our system and when your application has been determined by us. Approved plans and documentation will be delivered to you via your Planning Portal account.
You can keep track of your application’s progress through our Application Tracker.
The application fees and long service levy are to be paid prior to us lodging it into our system. If you're a frequent user of the Planning Portal, get in touch with us to arrange a line of credit so we can invoice the fees to you. If you're a one off user, we'll get in touch to arrange payment.
You need to submit to us an electronic copy of documents on USB along with one hard copy set.
It’s important to understand that all required information must be provided so that we’re able to undertake assessment. You will be advised if your application is incomplete, it may be rejected and returned to you.
Once payment has been made and your application has been entered into our system we'll send an acknowledgement letter detailing your application number. It will then be advertised, publicly notified and allocated to an officer ready for their assessment.
You can submit your hard copy application by dropping it into our Customer Service team or post it to:
553 Kiewa Street
Albury NSW 2640
If you'd like to drop it in, we're open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm, happy to help.
Please note: Applications emailed to us will not be accepted.
The application fees and long service levy are to be paid by providing a cheque or account details for the payee. If you’d like to pay by credit card, please advise in writing and we’ll call to make payment over the phone.
If you're unsure or have any questions about your application, feel free to ask our Customer Service team to confirm that your application is ready for lodgement. They will let you know if we require anything further.
Depending on your type of application, you may need to submit additional information to enable us to assess your application. This can be the case particularly with large scale or complex development proposals. We'll let you know what's required and why.
We also may get in touch to request further information as a result of issues raised during public notification and the assessment process. Once the further information is received, the assessment and determination of your application can continue.
It's important that you respond to any request and advise of any delay or difficulty in responding to the issues raised. If we don't receive a response, it may lead to an unfavourable decision.