Do I need approval?
You will not need approval for demolition of exempt development that does not involve a heritage item.
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 the demolition of the following development if the proposal meets the relevant development standards:
- a dwelling
- ancillary development (decks, carports, pergolas, etc)
- a swimming pool
- an industrial building
- a commercial building
You can access the NSW Demolition Code to check whether your proposal is complying development. Complying development cannot be carried out on land containing a heritage item.
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 demolition if the proposal meets the relevant planning controls.
You can view the planning controls for demolition in Sutherland Shire Local Environmental 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 - Demolition