The first step of the DA process - look at council and state government development policies. You can also request a formal pre application discussion meeting with council.
The second step of the DA process - prepare your plans and drawings.
The third step of the DA process - prepare the statement of environmental effects.
The fourth step of the DA process - complete the development application form.
Lodge the application through the NSW Planning Portal.
What happens after you have lodged your DA.
Where applicable, a review of a council determination or rejection of a DA can be made.
Damage security bonds will be released where the development is complete, damage has not been caused to council assets and conditions of development consent have been met.