Development Application next steps

Development Application next steps
If you’ve lodged a Development Application, here’s what you can expect to happen next. Development Application Next Steps canterbury bankstown building If you’ve lodged a development application, here’s what you can expect to happen next.  


Notice of determination

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 n​otice will also explain your right of appeal to the Land and Environment Court.

Conditions of consent

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.

Sydney Water - Section 73 Certificate

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.

Other a​pprovals

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.

Have a look at how we assess your Develop​ment Application here.