Quick reference guide: Modification Application

Prepare all required documents

There are various supporting documents that are required to be lodged with your Mod DA. You will need to have your supporting documents prepared, ready to upload with your application on the Planning Portal. In addition to the documents referred to in the checklist, you may need to also complete:


Make sure you have addressed all of the requirements detailed in the checklist and have your supporting documents ready to upload with your Mod DA:

You will need to prepare all of your supporting documents as separate PDFs.

Before you lodge your Mod DA it is important that all of your supporting document requirements have been addressed, as you may be charged another portal service fee if you are required to re-submit your application.

Please note that portal service fees are issued by the NSW Government to support the ongoing maintenance and delivery of the NSW Planning Portal. Fees will be payable through the ServiceNSW gateway may incur a surcharge depending on the payment method.

If you have any queries about portal service fees, please contact ServiceNSW:

  • T:  1300 305 695.

Lodge your application electronically

Once you have prepared your supporting documents, you can lodge your Mod DA on the NSW Planning Portal:

Your application will be reviewed by our Development Assessment Team and you will be notified of the outcome. If your application is accepted, you will be issued with an invoice for the Mod DA application fee.

Pay your application fee

Once you receive an invoice for the Mod DA application fee, you will need to pay the fee by following one of the payment options detailed on the invoice.

We can help you

For assistance using the NSW Planning Portal please contact Service NSW:

If you would like to discuss the details of your application or supporting documents you need to lodge, please contact Council's Development Help Desk: