How DAs Are Assessed

Development applications are assessed with regard to Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

This includes such matters as:

  • The provisions of any relevant planning instruments or Council guidelines (Development Control Plans)

  • The likely environmental, social or economic impacts of the development in the locality

  • The suitability of the site for the development

  • Any submissions made in response to public notification of the development

  • The public interest.

Click  here to view Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.