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.
Business and Industrial zones are being replaced with ‘Employment zones’
From 1 December 2022, reference to a Business or Industrial zone B1, B2, B4, B5 or IN1 in a document or page should be taken to be a reference to an Employment zone E1, E2, E3, E4 or MU1. For further information, please see 'Employment zones reform'.
NSW Planning Portal: frequently asked questions
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Types of development
There are different types of development - exempt, complying or development, which requires a Development Application.
Do I need approval?
A DA is not always necessary. You might be able to undertake your development as exempt, which does not require approval.
The DA process
This page explains the DA process in detail and the various steps that your DA will go through before it is determined.
The subdivision process
There is a four-step process involved with subdivisions. The subdivision process is explained in detail on this page.
Other approvals and permits
You may need other formal approvals for certain parts of your development such as the installation of a solid fuel heater.
Compliance and enforcement
It is an offence for building work to be carried out which does not substantially comply with the approved consent, or for which development consent has not been obtained.
On-site sewage management systems
On-site sewage management systems (OSSM) are used in homes and properties that are not connected to town water and sewage.
Planning your event
Council's events team will support you with advice about planning your event, such as whether a DA is required.
Request a copy of building plans
You can apply for a copy of your building plans if you are the owner of the property, and you are doing renovations, alterations or additions.
Caravan parks and camping grounds
Council plays an important role in regulating caravan parks and camping grounds operating in Eurobodalla.
This page outlines frequently asked questions about development approval requirements for tiny homes.