Development applications move online from 1 January

17 Dec 2020

In 2019, the NSW Government introduced the NSW Planning Portal. This platform has now evolved to provide vast improvements for planning processes and transactions.

From 1 January 2021, all development applications within City of Newcastle and many local government areas across New South Wales, must be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.

The NSW Planning Portal provides users a streamlined and efficient way to submit an application and supporting documentation, record correspondence between agencies, the applicant and City of Newcastle, as well as enable users to track their application progress.

The following applications can now be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal:

  • Development Applications (DA)
  • Applications to modify a DA
  • Requests for reviews of determinations of a DA
  • Where Council is nominated to complete the assessment of a Complying Development Certificate, Construction Certificate, Occupation Certificate and Subdivision Certificate or appointed as the Principal Certifier for a development.

The NSW Planning Portal also features a state-wide application tracker where all development applications which have been submitted through the portal can be viewed. Comprehensive information related to current and historical development applications will remain available on City of Newcastle’s Application Tracker.

For more details visit City of Newcastle’s e-Planning Information.

To get started today and create an account visit the NSW Planning Portal.