Development applications (DAs) need to be lodged with the council for many different types of building work and other development. If you need development consent for your proposal, you are not allowed to start work until you get that consent.
the progress of your development application
What is permissible with Development Consent?
Use council's Development Enquirer to find the planning controls for development types that are permissible with Development Consent on a particular site.
The council's decision on your development proposal is governed largely by the planning controls that apply to the land. These planning controls allow the council to approve many applications, while others need to be refused.
Understanding development requirements
Detailed information about the planning rules and regulations that apply throughout the Shire is available from our list of Development Requirements. For assistance, you can contact council's Duty Officers via Customer Service Centre on 9710 0333. Formal Pre-Application Discussions are also availble.
Council has produced Information Brochures on understanding the SSLEP 2006 for common development types.
Application form and Required Information Checklist
When you are ready to prepare a development application, download the Development Application form, related information checklist and guide.
Overview of development approval process.
Recommended for some larger-scale or complex development proposals
Forms, checklists and related information for submitting a DA
Information about current development applications
Information about things that can happen after a descision is made on a DA
Forms, processes and information about the construction phase of developments
Forms and processes about post construction of developments including occupation certificates and bond releases.
Variations to development standards granted by Council under State Environmental Planning Policy No. 1