Development application processes & online lodgement

Learn about the development application process, types of applications, how to lodge development applications and avoid assessment delays. You can also check the status of a development application. 

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Save time and money by submitting your development application online. Our lodgement team will email you to confirm receipt of your application within two working days. This is a lodgement service only and acceptance of this application does not constitute a properly made application. Council officers will contact you in due course to advise whether the application is properly made. A properly made application requires: IDAS/relevant application form/s the relevant fee (see our Plannin ...
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For certain types of developments, a development application may be needed for a development permit. Development applications must be made using the designated application forms from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website. ...
Our Planning and Development branch prepares monthly statistics for all development approvals issued by Council in that period. Statistics are categorised into application type for Planning, Engineering and Building, Plumbing and Drainage. Development application approval statistics monthly update View the Development assessment approval statistics monthly update (PDF). Detached dwelling applications and unit applications decreased in January 2017, comp ...
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