Your guide to the development application process

To make the pathway to building your home faster and easier the Department of Planning and Environment has created "Your guide to the Development Application process". You can access this in the related information below. 

The guide explains the development assessment and construction approval processes to assist you in preparing and lodging 'assessment ready' development applications (DAs), as well as explaining the next steps to get you building. 

You can also watch a short video that explains the process of lodging an application using the NSW Planning Portal here.


Once you're ready to lodge an application, you can find out more about setting up an ePlanning account here.

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