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Development Application (DA) is a formal request for permission to carry out 'development'.
All such work requires a Development Application unless it is listed as 'exempt development' or 'complying development'. Development Applications can be simple proposals that can be determined relatively quickly or can be more complex proposals that fall under 'Integrated' or 'Designated' development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.
Below is a brief overview of the DA process:
Lodge your application and pay the relevant fees. It is best if you come into Council to lodge your application to make sure that all the information you need to supply has been provided.
You can lodge your application at both the Bankstown and Campsie Customer Service Centres betwen the hours of 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Once you submit your DA, the DA will be registered on our system and you will be allocated a DA number. You will need to use the DA number to follow up on how your DA is going.
After your application has been determined you will receive a 'Notice of Determination of Development Application'. The notice will tell you whether Council has approved or refused your application.
If your application is approved, the notice will detail any conditions of consent. It will also tell you when the consent becomes effective, and when it will lapse.
If your application is refused, the notice will give the reasons for refusal. The notice will also explain your right of appeal to the Land and Environment Court.
If your development application is approved, then you must ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with any relevant conditions. You cannot alter or vary the development (or the way in which it operates) unless the terms of the consent are modified. To do this, you must make an application to modify the consent under Section 96 of the Act. An additional fee applies.
If your Development Consent allows to you "intensify" your site e.g.: build extra dwellings such as a dual occupancy, you will find a condition on the consent requiring that you obtain a Section 73 Certificate from Sydney Water. You can find out more information about obtaining a
Section 73 Compliance Certificate from the "Developing" section of Sydney Water's website.
If your proposal involves building work, you will need to obtain a Construction Certificate for the detailed building plans or engineering drawings. In most cases, you can not commence construction without a construction certificate.
Find out more about
certification and Construction Certificates on our designated page. Your proposal may also require an approval or licence from another government agency. It is your responsibility to obtain any additional approval that may be required before you commence the development.
For more information, contact Council's Duty Planner on 9707 9000.