If a particular type of development requires a Planning Approval, then a development application is required to be lodged, assessed and decided by the local government.
Each development application must be properly made, that is, it must:
To determine the required fee, it is necessary to have regard to Council’s Schedule of Fees and Charges.
Generally, owner’s consent is required for development involving either a material change of use of premises or reconfiguring a lot.
Assessing a development application involves the following stages:
Typically, the assessment of a development application can take 10 business days for small-scale developments (e.g. building setback relaxation) to more than 12 months for complex developments.