Development Applications

Development Applications
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Coming soon – lodge your development application (DA) online

Woman using computerFrom 14 April 2020, all development applications must be lodged online through the NSW Planning Portal. Manage your development application in your own time, in your own home online. Communicate with Council all through the Planning Portal.

This change applies to:

  • Development Applications;

  • Applications to Modify Consents (s4.55 applications);

  • Review of Determination (s8.2 applications);      

  • Construction Certificates;

  • Complying Development Certificates and  

  • Subdivision Certificates.

Applications for Building Information Certificates and Privately Issued Certificates are to be sent via email to or to PO Box 8 Bankstown NSW 1885.
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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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