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Online DA Lodgement

 

From 1 July 2020, Council will require all Development Applications, Section 4.55 Modification Applications and Section 8.2 Review Applications to be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.

The NSW Planning Portal allows the electronic lodgement of your Application anywhere and anytime. To streamline online lodgement of your Application the following steps will need to be undertaken:

Confirm that a Development Application is Required

Review the Development Application Process and confirm a Development Application is required.

Complete the Development Application Checklist

Prepare the Development Application in accordance with the Online DA Checklist. The Online DA Checklist is available in Development Forms.

Lodge your Development Application

Lodge your Development Application via the NSW Planning Portal with the completed Online DA Checklist, the application plans and documents. Please see the below Christmas Notification Schedule for all new applications lodged and notified from Tuesday 8 December.

Assistance using the Planning Portal

If you require assistance using the Planning Portal in the first instance please visit the NSW Planning Portal assistance page.

Disclaimer

The Development Application is not formally lodged until it has been checked by Council, deemed acceptable and payment receipted.

DA Christmas Notification Schedule

The Council resolved at its meeting of 13 December 2010 that development applications are to be notified for an extended period over the Christmas break.

The following Christmas notification schedule will be in operation for all new applications lodged and notified from Tuesday 8 December 2020.

PeriodNotification Period
8 December 2020 to 4 January 2021All DAs received during this period are notified for 28 days
5 January to 15 January 2021All DAs received during this period are notified on a decreasing scale from 28 days
16 January 2021All DAs received after this date resume normal notification (16 days)

 

*For the period 5 January to 15 January 2021 the notification period decreases each day from the 28 day notification period until 16 January 2021 when the normal notification period of 16 days applies. 

The following examples highlight the decreasing notification period. 

DA received and notified on 5 January is notified for 27 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 6 January is notified for 26 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 7 January is notified for 25 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 8 January is notified for 24 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 11 January is notified for 21 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 12 January is notified for 20 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 13 January is notified for 19 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 14 January is notified for 18 days until 1 February 2021

DA received and notified on 15 January is notified for 17 days until 1 February 2021 

The above process ensures all development applications received and notified between 8 December 2020 and the 15 January 2021 are notified for an extended period.