A Development Application (DA) consists of a completed form and supporting material, which are lodged with Council to seek approval for development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
From 1 July 2021, all applications must be lodged through the NSW Planning Portal by applying online to create an e-planning log in or through Services NSW if you have a log in.
NSW Planning Portal Log In
Development Applications are to be accompanied by the relevant documents, plans and reports. Application fees will be payable to Council, you will be contacted for payment when the application is ready to be accepted. Fee quotes can be obtained by calling Council's Planning and Regulatory Customer Service Officers on T 02 6578 7290.
Where an application does not meet the minimum requirements specified in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 - NSW Legislation, the application will be returned. A letter will be issued outlining the additional information required to be submitted. Once all information outlined within the accompanying letter has been prepared, the application may be resubmitted.
If you need assistance with the lodgement of your application, you can contact Council’s Planning and Regulatory Customer Service Officers between 8.30am and 4.00pm.
More information on lodging a Development Application can be found in Council’s Development Application Guidelines.
The Department of Planning and Environment has put together a guide in relation to the application process for small housing developments. The guide is available at Your guide to the DA process - (nsw.gov.au).
The Department also has a community guide to planning available.