Changes to lodgement of applications

Development Applications, Subdivision, Construction, Complying, Occupation Certificates and Principal Certifier Appointments must be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal on and from 1 July 2021. All of these application types, excluding Building Information Certificates, from that date forward will come to Council via the Portal.

This means lodgement of these applications will only be accepted via the Planning Portal from 1 July 2021.

To allow Council to transition to the planning portal, any development applications, Complying Development Certificate (CDC) and Post Consent Certificates (Construction, Occupation, Subdivision works and Subdivision) submitted to council after close of business on 25 June 2021 will need to be submitted through the planning portal.

The reason being, before officially lodging them, Council aims to review all new development applications within 2-3 business days of receiving them (Timeframes are a guide only).

The key benefits to you are:

  • Lodgement of your applications without having to make the trip to Council
  • Significant time saved on plan and document printing
  • You can view the progress of your application on the portal

More information about online lodgement is available on the NSW Planning Portal .

For further information regarding lodgement of development application, CDC and Post consent certificate please refer to the following documents:

This system has been introduced by the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment.

Council will continue to provide updates including Council resources over the coming weeks.