Development Application process

Development Application process
What is a Development Application and who needs to complete one? Find out the specifics here. Development Application process building canterbury bankstown What is a development application and who needs to complete one? Find out the specifics here.  


​​​​​​A Development Application (DA) is a formal request for permission to carry out 'development'. 

'Development' includes: ​

  • The erection and/or alteration of a building or structure; 
  • Any work in, over, or under land; 
  • The use of land or a building; and 
  • The subdivision of land. 

All such work requires a Development Application unless it is listed as 'exempt development' or 'complying deve​lopment'. Development Applications can be simple 'Fast Track' 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:

Submitting a DA

How we assess your Development Application:

  1. Initial review;
  2. Expert referrals;
  3. Advertising and notification period;
  4. Assessment; and 
  5. Determination.

More information

Read more about the next steps, as well as certification. You can also take a look at our FA​Q page.

Contact

For more information, contact Council's Duty Planner on 9707 9000. ​​