What happens after you lodge your Development Application?
- The Development Application(323KB, PDF) (DA) may be publicly exhibited and/or notified to neighbouring property owners.
- The DA may be referred to various sections of Council, government agencies and/or subcommittees for comment or approval.
- The DA is allocated to a Development Officer within our Development Services Section for assessment.
How is a Development Application assessed?
We assess all DAs on their individual merits having regard to the ‘matters for consideration’ listed under Section 79C of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. Some of the matters that we must consider when assessing a DA include:
- The provisions of any relevant Environmental Planning Instrument or Development Control Plan;
- The environmental, social and economic impacts of the development;
- The suitability of the site for the development;
- Any submissions received;
- The public interest.
How long does it take for a Development Application to be assessed?
The time taken for us to assess your development application depends on a number of circumstances, including the following:
- Whether the DA was publicly exhibited;
- Whether there were any objections to the DA;
- Whether all the necessary information has been submitted;
- Whether your DA is compliant with applicable planning legislation and policies;
- Whether government agencies have any comments, concerns or need to provide approval;
- The complexity of the DA, i.e. the scale of the proposal and the amount of legislation/policy relating to the DA;
- Whether the DA is determined under delegated authority by Council staff, the Local Planning Panel Planning Panel or the Sydney Western City Planning Panel.