In New South Wales, most development will require a development application to be lodged with the Council.
The application will be assessed under the Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs), as well as State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs).
The DCP will prescribe which applications require public notification.
The application may involve the use of land, the erection of buildings, site works and subdivision.
Lodging a Development Application in New South Wales
In New South Wales, an application for a Complying Development Certificate can be made where the development complies with State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP).
The following SEPPs provide for:
- Detached houses under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
- Secondary Dwellings under State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009
- Dual Occupancy, Terraces and Manor Houses under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2009
PPLAN can advise whether your development can comply with the above standards.