How is a development application assessed
Council or the consent authority must consider a number of statutory matters when determining your application. These are outlined in section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and include:
- the provision of any environmental planning instrument ie. state environmental plans, regional environmental plans, and local environmental plans
- the provision of any draft environmental planning instrument (that is or has been placed on public exhibition)
- any development control plans
- the likely impacts of the development (including environmental impacts on both the natural and built environments, and social and economic impacts in the locality)
- the suitability of the site for the development
- any submissions made
- the public interest
Council or the consent authority may then grant development consent, usually subject to a number of conditions, or may refuse your application.
How long does it take to assess a development application
Council's Application Tracking service allows you to follow the progress of your complying development, construction certificate, or development application online from lodgement to determination. The tracking service provides estimated timeframes for each task.
Page last updated: 31 January 2017