Do I need approval?
You will not need approval for commercial or industrial alterations if they meet the relevant development standards for exempt development:
If the proposal doesn't qualify as exempt development, you may be able to apply for a Complying Development Certificate or a Development Application.
Can I apply for a Complying Development Certificate?
A Complying Development Certificate may be issued for commercial or industrial building alterations if the proposal meets the relevant development standards.
You can use the NSW Commercial and Industrial Alterations Code to check whether your proposal is complying development.
Find out more about applying for a complying development certificate
If the proposal doesn't qualify as complying development, you will need to lodge a Development Application.
I need a Development Application. What do I do?
Council may grant development consent for commercial and industrial alterations if the proposal meets the relevant planning controls.
You can view the planning controls for commercial and industrial alterations in Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 and Sutherland Shire Development Control Plan 2015.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has a useful guide to the DA process.
Planning Certificate (2) Only
Planning Certificate (2) and (5)
Complying Development Certificate
Development Application - Commercial, Industrial