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Housing DA Guide


In Lane Cove, if you intend to build, develop or use land, your first step should be to contact Council. Council can then tell you about:

  • The development assessment process
  • The rules for developing the particular site under the Council's local plan
  • Any issues they know might affect development and use of the site.

Council has developed a Development Application (DA) guide to provide a summary of the development assessment process and identify opportunities available for interested parties to become involved in the DA process.

The Five Steps for a Development Application 

To assist in understanding the development assessment process, the DA Guide has been divided into five easy to follow steps. Each step provides an overview of what is required, the most effective method of achieving what is required and the appropriate contact details should you require assistance.

The Five Steps for a Development Application are:

What this guide offers

The guide will help you with Council approval for:

  • New house
  • Pergola
  • Swimming Pool
  • Backyard shed
  • House renovations
  • Other minor works around the house

This guide can NOT help you with building work for:

  • Flats
  • Duplexes
  • Commercial or Industrial Properties
  • Townhouses

Sustainable Building Advisory Service

The Sustainable Building Advisory Service (SBAS) is a FREE service for residents and provides sustainable building advice from a qualified architect. The service is offered to residents who are planning to build or renovate their home. To find out more visit the Sustainable Building Advisory Service page.