The Development Application Process
Find out how to prepare and lodge a development application, and the development assessment process that occurs after lodgement.
If you have questions about your proposed development, request a free pre-lodgement meeting to go over your plans with a Council planner beforehand.
Plan Right and Plan Seal are accelerated assessment initiatives for progressing low risk development applications and survey plans.
Council’s Planning and Development Department have a Same Day Approval process for low risk applications. Applications meeting certain criteria will be assessed, decided and a Decision Notice issued to the applicant within the day of lodgement.
Learn how to prepare a well and properly made application to ensure there are no delays after you lodge.
How to lodge your application, and the development assessment process after it has been lodged.
Public notifications allow the community to look at proposed development, consider the likely impacts, and provide comment prior to a decision being made.
Council levies infrastructure charges against certain development types, and provides a way to calculate the cost of an infrastructure charge.
The more common conditions imposed by Council have been standardised to provide the industry with consistent and acceptable outcomes.