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Read the step-by-step process involved in the assessment of the Development Application (DA):
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.
Most applications then have an advertising and notification period where local residents are able to comment or object to your development.
The DA will be allocated to an assessment team who will conduct an initial review of your DA proposal. If necessary, your application will be sent for expert referrals to applicable bodies internal and external to Council.
If Council needs additional information to finalise the assessment of your DA, we will defer the application until such time as the additional information is received. You will receive written correspondence from us as to the additional information sought.
If Council identifies major deficiencies with your DA, you may be given the option of withdrawing the DA prior to the finalisation of the assessment, which could otherwise lead to the application being refused.
Once all the information sought is received, or you advise Council that you will not be submitting any new information, Council undertakes a final assessment of your DA.
You are then notified in writing of the determination of your DA (whether your DA has been approved or refused). If your DA has been approved, Council will usually impose certain conditions that need to be adhered to in respect of the DA approval. If your DA has been refused, Council will state the reasons for refusing the DA.
For more information, contact Council's Duty Planner on 9707 9000.