From 1 July 2021 the NSW State Government is providing a new platform for lodging planning applications in order to create a simpler, faster and more transparent process.
For development applications and most other planning approvals, you will need to use the NSW Planning Portal to submit and monitor your application.
For guidance on this process, see Council's advice on using the NSW Planning Portal
The NSW Planning Portal also contains a number of resources to guide and assist you, including:
Once you have lodged an application, you can also monitor the status of your application via the Planning Portal.
To find out more about the fees and charges associated with development applications, please see the Council's Schedule of Fees & Charges(PDF, 1MB) - Section 10. Developments.
Assessment and approval process