When preparing your development application it’s important to include all necessary information and supporting documentation so we can assess your application. Find out what’s required.
To help you prepare your Development Application we've provided a guide for you, outlining information and documentation you'll need to submit with your application for assessment.
For Development Applications or Complying Development Certificate applications, you'll need to complete the online application and input the required information through the NSW Planning Portal.
If you require an additional type of approval such as a Construction Certificate, Plumbing Approval, Water Connect and/or Crossing Permit, please complete the relevant sections of the application form and upload as part of your online application.
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.
A set of legible scaled plans are required including:
A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) is required.
Any expected impact of the development on the environment, adjoining premises or the public needs to be detailed in your SEE. It should also include a description of the current situation and the proposed development.You can refer to our guide to help you prepare your SEE.
You'll find below templates you can use to help you complete your SEE.
A BASIX Certificate is required.
The following proposed development will require a BASIX Certificate:
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 pubic 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.
Our City Development team are available to discuss your proposed development and provide advice in relation to our planning controls. You'll need to book a meeting at least 24 hours in advance, providing the following information:
We're not able to assess a Development Application prior to lodgement and can't guarantee approval prior to formal assessment of your application. Pre-lodgement meetings can bring to light issues that may need to be addressed prior to submission. For this reason you should bring a sketch or plan of your proposal and as much detail as possible to help focus the discussion.
To book a pre-lodgement meeting, get in touch with us on 02 6023 8111 at least 24 hours in advance.