Assessment ready applications help streamline processing and can offer you more certainty.

Nominating just one person as your contact for your entire project also helps everyone to keep up to date.

This is our essential guide to the documents you must lodge with your development application regardless of whether your project is a new house, pool, change of use or commercial development.

A completed copy must be uploaded to the NSW planning portal with your application.

You’ll need to upload your application directly to the NSW planning portal. This can also be done via your Service NSW account.

We will process your application based on what is available in the planning portal, which is managed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

1 Register to lodge a DA or log in via your Service NSW account

2 Add the requested information, upload your documents, e-sign the online declarations.

You can withdraw your application before it is determined via the NSW planning portal under Actions.

Log into your planning portal account or the DA tracker for the latest on how your application is progressing.