Development can be allowed without consent, with a straight-forward Complying Development Certificate (CDC) or with a Development Application (DA), usually followed by a Construction Certificate (CC). The criteria for this is contained in a range of development controls, some of which Council prepares and some by the State Government.
Most people who are thinking about developing their property, from large developers to people wanting to do additions to their house, will generally ask Council the same type of questions:
- What are Council's development controls?
- What uses are allowed on my property?
- When do I need Council approval?
- What is Exempt & Complying development?
- Do I need to apply to Council or can I apply to someone else?
- If an approval is needed, what information is required to submit an application?
- Do I need approval for demolition?
- What is the process for Council to assess an application?
- Do I need any other approvals?
- When can I start building?
- Who signs off on my completed building?
- What is Political Donation Disclosure?
- What are my responsiblities relating to Pools?
Our Development web pages will help answer your questions about the front-end or town planning part of a development process, while our Buildingweb pages will provide the answers for the construction end of the process.
These are the typical stages for a development proposal: