Development Applications

Did you know from January 1 2021, all development applications and the majority of post consent certificates must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal? Find out more about E-planning with City of Newcastle.

DA Fee Quote Estimate

Our Customer Service team can provide you with a DA fee quote estimate prior to lodging your application.

DA Forms and Checklists

Looking for more information about the development process or a particular development form? Not sure what a development term means?

How DA's Are Assessed

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

Development Activity in the LGA

Are you looking for information about developments in the Newcastle LGA? Want to make a comment on a proposed Development Application? Or find applications recently approved?

Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel

Joint Regional Planning Panel were established by the NSW State Government on 1 July 2009. The Regional Panels will determine a range of developments, including all developments with a value of more than $20 million, that are not classified as...

Applications on Exhibition

The notification process for development applications is outlined in Council’s Community Participation Plan.