Development Application Process

All development applications and the majority of post consent certificates must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal. Find out more on our Lodging an Application information page.

The development process can be complex, therefore it is recommended that you utilise the services of professionals to assist you with the preparation of your plans and or application.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment have developed 'Your guide to the Development Application Process' to assist in making the process faster and easier.

Visit the Pre-Development Application Services information page to access a variety of tools and services available to assist you with preparing your development application (DA).

To learn more about each stage of the DA process, please use the below links:

  1. Lodgement
  2. Notification and Public Submissions
  3. Assessment
  4. Determination
  5. Post DA