Our service may be impacted as we navigate this difficult period due to COVID affecting staffing levels. Our customer service centres are operating on reduced hours due to staff shortages.
The New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment provide guidance on the different Planning Approval Pathways.
It is important to familiarise yourself with these important requirements before lodging an application, otherwise reach out to a professional consultant for assistance.
These may include:
Apply online using the NSW Planning Portal.
Fee quote - You’ll receive a fee quote after you submit your application through the Planning Portal. Once we receive your payment, your application will be officially lodged.
Declarations - Every DA requires a disclosure statement of a reportable donation or gift. Declaration of any political donations or gifts can be made through the planning portal.
During the build, regular inspections on work completed is mandatory. The registered certifier that issued your construction certificate will carry out your building inspections including the final inspection.
If Council is performing your inspections book your plumbing or building inspection with us online.
You can track your application assessment status on or look up approvals on Council’s Application Tracker.
If you require support through the application process, call our customer service team on 6581 8111.