NSW Planning Portal

DAs requiring state agency concurrence or consideration

Lake Macquarie City Council is working with the Department of Planning and Environment to improve the process for development applications (DA) that require the consideration of one or more State agencies. A new online concurrence and referral service, accessed by councils through the NSW Planning Portal, will enable these requests to be progressed more efficiently.

This new service will be available from 21 January 2019.

How it works

When council identifies a DA as requiring concurrence or integrated development approval, it will notify the relevant State agency using the new online service. The applicant will then receive an automatic email notification from the NSW Planning Portal, requesting payment of any relevant fees. Please note, these fees can only be paid online at the NSW Planning Portal. Cheque payments will no longer be accepted.
Applicants need to register to log onto the NSW Planning Portal in order to make payment.

A DA is not complete and cannot progress until the concurrence and referral fees have been paid.

Applicants can view the progress of their application at any time on the NSW Planning Portal.

Expanding the use of online services is part of a broader suite of reforms designed to remove complexity, improve transparency and speed up the DA process.

The new concurrence and referral service will help the State government and local councils to work together to make the DA process more efficient while supporting better outcomes for the community.

As of 21 January 2019 LMCC can no longer accept payment for any of the participating agencies.

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Page last updated: 18 January 2019