Paperless lodgement of applications

Computer USBFrom 8 October 2019, we will be introducing a more efficient and faster Development Application process, with all applications and plans to be submitted as PDFs on a USB. We will also advise you on the outcome of your DA by email.

This change applies to:

  • All Development Applications;
  • Applications to Modify Consents (s4.55 applications);
  • Review of Determination (s8.2 applications);
  • Construction Certificates;
  • Complying Development Certificates; and
  • Building Information Certificates.

Applications for Subdivision Certificates will continue to be received in paper format and privately issued certificates will remain optional.

For more information, please refer to our Planning and Building Application Lodgement Guide at or contact our Duty Planner on 9707 9000.



Planning and building forms and building formsThe forms listed here will assist you in preparing your Development Application (DA).
Maintenance and Capital Works and Capital WorksOur Maintenance and Capital Works interactive maps is here to help you find out about the work happening near you.
Certification issue certificates for development compliance, construction, occupation, zoning, flooding, swimming pools and so much more.
e-Planning our one-stop-shop online service allowing developers and the general public to access information.
Planning for the City for the CityOur vision is to be a thriving centre of Greater Sydney. We enjoy great services and facilities, as well as quality infrastructure, promote sustainable development and more.
Development Applications ApplicationsThe Development Application (DA) process explains how to prepare a DA, providing a simple, step-by-step guide.
Planning controls and policies controls and policiesThinking about building or developing in the city, or just want to find out more about the key planning documents that apply to your neighbourhood? We have a number of planning documents.
Connective City 2036 City 2036
DA Kiosk Booking Kiosk BookingWelcome to the bookings page to reserve a time to view a digital copy of an application before Council.