Plan your development
If you are constructing something on your property – from fences, carports, sheds to a new residential, industrial or commercial building – you need to know whether you are required to obtain an approval and what development controls apply.
Development consulting tools
- The NSW Planning Portal will help you identify if you need approval for your development.
- Property Enquiry is the Council’s tool for viewing information on conditions that apply to land and property, including permitted development and maps.
- Development Planning will identify what documentation you will need to lodge your Development Application
- Your guide to the DA process is a guide that has been developed by the Department of Planning and Environment to assist inexperienced or first-time development applicants prepare high quality development applications for homes.
Planning and guidelines
Depending on the type of your development, you will need to access local planning controls and guidelines.
When is approval required for development
Learn about exempt and complying developments, and associated fees
Building and planning enquiries
Find out how to get general building and planning advice
Concept and pre-lodgement meetings
Bridging the gap between the advice you get and the lodgement process
View current Development Contributions, and learn more about them
View current, completed and expired Planning Agreements
SEPP 65 Urban Design Review
SEPP 65 seeks to improve the design quality of residential apartments.
Understand the process of redefining use of land for development
Development in sea level rise affected areas
Learn about the local adaptation plans to address sea level rise
Development in flood affected areas
How we manage flood prone land plan for sea level rise
Development of heritage affected properties
Find information on heritage guidelines to plan for development works
Development in a bushfire prone area
Guidelines to assist your development application in bush fire prone areas
Development fact sheets
Our fact sheets will help you with getting started on your development
Page last updated: 14 March 2019