Review of determination of Development Application

If the applicant is dissatisfied with the outcome of their determination, they may request a review of determination. The review will be reconsidered and determined by a higher level of delegation than the original determination, or the elected council.

A review of determination is not applicable in the following circumstances:

  • complying development certificates
  • designated development
  • integrated development
  • a determination made in respect of an application made by the Crown
  • after the time limit for making an appeal (six months)

A review of determination request under Sections 82A 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 & 8.5 of the Act can be made in writing to Council and a fee will apply.

If the applicant is still dissatisfied with Council's determination of a development application or Council has not determined the development application within the statutory period of 40 days, they are able to lodge an appeal to the Land and Environment Court.


Step 1.Register or log in

To apply for a review of determination, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal

Register or log in

Step 2.Gather information

The request for a review of determination must be within six months after the date of determination of the Development Application, or within 28 days of the determination of the Modification Application.

This application must be accompanied with a statement of support, providing reasons why Council should review its decision. You may include factual material and diagrams.

For further advice, contact our Customer Service Centre on (02) 4921 0333 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm) and ask to speak with the Duty Officer.

Step 3.Apply

Once you have gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Review of Determination. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.


Step 4.Pay

Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your request to Review of Determination for a Development Application or Modification Application.