A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a combined planning and construction approval for certain developments that meet specific development standards. These applications are determined by Council or an accredited certifier through a fast-track assessment process.
CDCs are available for a range of development types including:
If your application does not satisfy all the requirements for approval as a CDC, you will need to either alter your proposal or submit a Development Application and Construction Certificate.
To apply for a Complying Development Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.
Register or log in
At a minimum, when applying for a Complying Development Certificate you'll need to submit:
Contact our Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, to speak with a Duty Building Officer to find out what additional documentation you'll need to submit with your application.
Once you've gathered your documents and registered as a user, you'll be able to apply for a Complying Development Certificate online via the NSW Planning Portal.
Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your application for a Complying Development Certificate.
Your Complying Development Certificate will not be issued until all outstanding fees have been paid.