A Planning Approval (a development permit) is needed if a development for a “material change of use of premises” (e.g. commence or intensify a use of a premises) or “reconfiguring a lot” (e.g. subdivision, boundary realignments or access easements) or “carrying out operational works” (earthworks, advertising devices or works on public infrastructure) is categorised as any of the following:
A quick indication of which category of development applies to a particular type of development can be determined by having regard to the planning scheme.
However, to accurately determine which category of development applies to a particular type of development, it is necessary to have regard to:
Whilst a development permit is not necessary for self-assessable development, the development must comply with any applicable codes.