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Online Services

The Department of Planning and Environment has developed new online services for fast track approvals.

We have  developed new online services to lodge and track complying development certificates, development applications and state agency consultation on developments through the NSW Planning Portal. 

Online Development Application

If you’re seeking council approval on a new build or renovation, you can now submit development applications (DA) online – anywhere, anytime, with our new online DA lodgement service.

Concurrence and Referral service

The Department of Planning and Environment has developed an online service for councils to facilitate State agency consultation on development applications.

Complying Development Certificate

Complying development is a fast-track approval process for straightforward residential, commercial and industrial development. If the application meets specific criteria, it can be determined by an accredited certifying organisation.

Free Tree Initiative

The NSW Government is offering a free tree to help families in Western Sydney establish a garden for a newly built home to help ensure our future suburbs have a high-quality green canopy and are attractive places to live, work and play.


If you're building a new home, undertaking renovations of $50,000 or more, or installing a pool or spa of more than 40,000 litres, you will need a BASIX certificate.