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Development Assessment

Planning Approval Pathways

Find information on development applications through to complying development certificates and integrated developments to help you apply online using the NSW Planning Portal.

Planning Approval Pathways

Complying Development

Complying development is a fast-track approval process for straightforward residential, commercial and industrial development.

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Planning Approval Pathways

Exempt Development

You do not need planning or construction approval for many minor renovations and low-impact works (exempt development).

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Planning Approval Pathways

Development Applications

If you’re seeking council approval on a new build or renovation, you can submit Development Applications (DA) online – anywhere, anytime, with our Online DA Service.

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Planning Approval Pathways

Integrated Development

Council will refer the application to the necessary agency so that there is an integrated assessment of the proposal.

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Planning Approval Pathways

Development without consent

Not all development requires consent before work can start. This includes some low-impact or routine activities such as home businesses or markets in a public recreation zone.

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Special Areas

Some areas have unique qualities that need special planning and development assessment provisions.

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Planning Approval Pathways

Commonwealth Telecommunications

Commonwealth telecommunications rules may apply when lodging a development application.

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