Local Approvals Policy

The Local Approvals Policy outlines the criteria by which low-impact activities can be undertaken with and without approval from Council.

These activities include:

If you wish to undertake any of the above listed activities, please consult the relevant section of the Policy for further information.

Applications under the Lake Macquarie Local Approvals Policy

Relocatable homes and associated structures

Water supply, sewerage and storm water drainage work

Management of waste

Community land

Public roads

Other activities

Lodging an application

You can lodge your application form at our Customer Service Centre in person or by email. Fees may apply depending on the type of activity and must be paid at the time you lodge the application.

Our Duty Planners are available to assist you with the lodgement process.

Following initial review, the application will be sent to the relevant department for assessment and determination.

An application may be rejected within seven days of receipt if it is not clear as to the activity you are seeking approval for, or the application is not easily legible. Fees are refunded.

Caravan parks and manufactured home estates

Learn about state requirements and when you need approval from Council

Sewage management systems

How to install, operate and maintain wastewater treatment systems

Operating a food stall

Health requirements for operating a mobile food stall

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Page last updated: 03 October 2017