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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.

Development Applications

For Development Applications, you need to ensure you have all required documentation ready to submit as outlined in prepare my application. This includes:

  • Consent of all property owners or a company director
  • A set of legible scaled plans including:
    • Locality Plan
    • Site Plan
    • Floor Plan
    • Elevations
    • Subdivision Plan - if applicable
    • Shadow diagrams - if applicable
  • A Statement of Environmental Effects
  • A BASIX Certificate - if applicable
  • Any additional information as requested by us

Lodge online via the NSW Planning Portal

Application review

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.

Payment of fees

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).

Acknowledgment & notification

Once your Development Application has been lodged into our system we'll send an acknowledgement letter detailing your application number. Your proposal will then be advertised, publicly notified and queued with the relevant officer ready for assessment.

  • If you require an additional type of approval such as a Construction Certificate, Plumbing Approval, Water Connection or Crossing Permit, simply complete the relevant sections of the Development, Construction and Plumbing Application form and upload as part of your online DA or CDC application.

    Transition to online lodgement of Construction Certificates, Subdivision Works Certificates and Subdivision Certificates via the NSW Planning Portal will occur later in 2021.

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    Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) regulations enable application lodgment without the written consent of all property owners affected by the development, however consent is required prior to determination of your application.

    AlburyCity suggests best practice for applicants is to obtain owners consent prior to lodging your application.  Owners consent ensures an application is well understood by all affected parties and assists in timely processing of the application.  It also enables us to enter a property to conduct a site inspection (part of the assessment process) which we cannot do without the consent of the owner.

    Please note there may be delays in determination of your application where owners consent is not provided with application lodgement.

    Owners consent can be provided by:

    • Ensuring your application form is signed by all owners of the property. You can attach an owners consent form for additional owners.
    • If you're applying directly through the NSW Planning Portal, complete and upload the owners consent form with your online application.
    • You'll also need to include an adjoining property owners consent for any development that falls on the boundary or affects neighbouring property.
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    If you have any questions, get in touch with our City Development Administration team on 02 6023 8111 or email

Lodge your application online... Apply anywhere, any time - submit your DA or CDC online through the NSW Planning Portal. Submit my application

Requests for further information

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.

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