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Development includes building, renovating, demolishing, tree removal, subdividing land, the display of advertising, or changing the use of a building or land.

If you are developing, you may need to lodge a Development Application (DA) with Council to get consent. As part of the application process, Council will assess the likely impacts of your development and ensure the proposal complies with relevant legislation.

You may also need other formal approvals for certain parts of your development, such as the installation of a solid fuel heating appliance, a new stormwater connection, driveway crossing, or the installation of a relocatable home, annexe or associated structure on a dwelling site in a caravan park.

Environment zones are being renamed as ‘conservation zones’

From 1 December, reference to an Environment Protection Zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document or page should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation Zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information, please see 'Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021'.

NSW Planning Portal: frequently asked questions

Find answers to all of your questions about lodging certain planning applications online through the NSW Planning Portal:

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