Development Applications

Development Applications
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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.



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