Find out our requirements for lodging your development application and how to submit it to us.
To lodge your Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) application with us, you'll need to apply online through the NSW Planning Portal. To get started, create an ePlanning account.
For Development Applications, you need to ensure you have all required documentation ready to submit as outlined in prepare my application. This includes:
Lodge online via the NSW Planning Portal
We'll review your application and let you know via your ePlanning account if any further details or information are required. It’s important to understand that all required information must be provided so that we’re able to undertake assessment.
Once your application is ready to lodge into our system for assessment, we'll get in touch to arrange payment of fees by credit card (or invoice to existing debtor account).
Once your Development Application has been lodged into our system, we’ll send an acknowledgment letter detailing your application number. Your proposal may be advertised, publicly notified and will then be queued with the relevant officer ready for assessment.
Some Development Applications, if they comply with our Community Participation Plan may be exempt from neighbour notification. Carefully read the requirements for exemption, if you wish to apply for exemption, simply complete the Neighbour Notification Exemption Form and upload completed form with the rest of your application documentation on the NSW Planning Portal.
All post-consent certificate (as listed below) can be applied for online via the NSW Planning Portal. Simply select the relevant application/s you wish to apply for once you've logged into your ePlanning account.
If you require an additional type of approval such as a Water Connection or Crossing Permit, simply complete the relevant application form and upload as part of your online application via the NSW Planning Portal.
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) regulations enable application lodgement without the provision of written consent of all property owners affected by the development.
Obtaining authorisation from all property owners affected by the proposal, (including adjoining owners) is the legal responsibility of the applicant. When lodging an application on the NSW Planning Portal the applicant makes a declaration that the consent of all property owners has been obtained.
We encourage you to check the Land Title information for the property/s to ensure you are aware of the correct property ownership.
If you have any questions, get in touch with our City Development Administration team on 02 6023 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.