Many forms of development require approval from council, technically known as development consent. You apply for development consent by lodging a development application (DA).
Head to the NSW Planning Portal to login. Or follow the prompts to create an account.
Once your account is set up, you can submit your applications via the portal.
Complete the online application for a Development Application (DA). You can view the guide to Development Applications here.
Depending on the type of works or use, there will be certain documentation that you will be required to lodge with your application.
Once the application is submitted through the Portal, an initial review will be carried out to check the information provided is sufficient for Council to accept.
If we need more information before the application can be accepted, an officer will contact you to request this information or for further clarification. Once adequate information is provided, the application can be accepted.
When the application has been reviewed and considered ready for lodgement, an invoice will be sent to you for payment of the associated fees.
Assessment of your application will not commence until the fees have been received by Council.
Once fees have been paid, the application will be registered. A site inspection will then be organised.
Officers will contact you if anything further is required.
If you need assistance using the Planning Portal, please view the Department's Help, Support and Training Page or you can call 03 5888 5100 for additional support.