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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.

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

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

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