Development Application Process

As of 1 June 2020, applications can be lodged online through the NSW Planning Portal, provided by the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.

The NSW Planning Portal allows for a more convenient and environmentally friendly process for the lodgement of your application, allowing you to lodge online — anywhere, anytime.

You can now lodge the following Applications and Certificates through the NSW Planning Portal

  • Development Application
  • Section 4.55 Modification Application
  • Complying Development Certificates
  • Construction Certificates
  • Occupation Certificates
  • Subdivision Certificates


How to lodge

Register for an account. For more information on online lodgement with the Department of Planning, Industry  Environment, please visit the NSW Planning Portal.

Council has a number of application forms and checklists that need to be completed and lodged with your application on the Portal depending on the type of development you are proposing. Visit our Development Forms Page to download the relevant documents such as an Owner’s Consent Form or  Development Application Requirements Checklist.


What happens next?

Once submitted your application will be checked by Council staff to ensure it is complete. If your application is incomplete it will be returned to you through the Portal with details of what is missing.

If your application is complete it will be accepted for lodgement. A quote for applicable fees will be provided or should be uploaded with your documents should you already have one. Fee quotes are available by contacting Council on 4677 1100. You will then be able to pay the associated fees through Council’s Payment Portal. Applications are not legally lodged with Council until the application fees have been paid in full.

Upon official lodgement you will be able to follow the progress of your application on Council’s DA Tracker. During the assessment of your application Council will communicate with you through the Portal if any additional information is required. All additional information you provide must also be submitted to Council through the Portal.



If you need assistance, please contact Council on (02) 4677 1100 or