Plan your development

If you are constructing something on your property – from fences, carports, sheds to a new residential, industrial or commercial building – you need to know whether you are required to obtain an approval and what development controls apply.

Development consulting tools

Planning and guidelines

Depending on the type of your development, you will need to access local planning controls and guidelines as detailed on our City Planning page.

Types of development

Learn what defines development and different types of development

Building and planning enquiries

Find out how to get general building and planning advice

Development concept and pre-lodgement meetings

Bridging the gap between the advice you get and the lodgement process

Section 94 Development Contributions

These are funds collected to support the growth of developed areas

Development planning

Tools to assist with planning your development in Lake Macquarie

Heritage

Find information on heritage guidelines to plan for development works

SEPP 65 Design Review Panel

SEPP 65 seeks to improve the design quality of residential apartments. Al…

Building in a bushfire prone area

Guidelines to assist your development application in bush fire prone areas

Page last updated: 15 June 2016