Some DAs need approval from referral authorities – usually state government agencies – before they can be determined by council.
Some infrastructure, conservation, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and waterway projects are examples of integrated development.
Designated developments typically have a high environmental impact or are in or near an environmentally sensitive area.
Examples include large marinas, quarries and sewerage treatment works.
See this local development page from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for more on designated and other less common types of development.