Council regulates development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021. This includes the control of building, subdivision and demolition works. This is managed through the development assessment process where you apply to Council for consent to develop land.

The process generally begins by lodging a development application (DA) with Council. Once your DA has been approved the development will typically require certification prior to commencing construction or subdividing land. The webpages below describe the development assessment process and provide you with the resources you need to submit applications to Council.

Frequently searched for development assessment information is provided below:

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Search & Track
Council DAs

DA Exhibition
Subscription Service

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DAs on Advertisement
& Recently Approved

Major DAs

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Former Camden
High School Site

 Local Government Act (Section 68) Applications

Development standard contraventions

Development Standard Contravention Register

Housing Dual Occupancies

Design Review Panel 


Development Assessment Process

The development assessment process consists of seven stages. Click on the icons below for more information on each stage:

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Check to see if you need to submit a DA to Council before developing land


Obtain development advice
from Council before
submitting your DA


Checklists, policies and
factsheets to help you
complete your DA

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Using the NSW Planning
Portal to submit your DA
online to Council


Legislation, policy and other factors that Council considers when reviewing DAs


Who makes DA decisions,
decision types and the
next steps after receiving a decision



Obtain certification and
related approvals for your building and subdivision works