Online Application Lodgement - NSW Planning Portal
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has developed an online Planning Portal that allows you to submit development applications to Council online. Council strongly encourages you to submit your applications via the Portal. Please note that from 31 December 2020 it will be mandatory for all applications to be submitted via the Portal.
To use the Portal you will need to register for a Portal account. Once registration is complete you will log in, complete an online application form and upload your application documentation.
You are required to submit the documentation that is required by Council’s application information matrices and checklists. Once submitted your application will be checked by Council staff to ensure it is complete. If your application is incomplete it will be returned to you through the Portal with details of what is missing.
If your application is complete it will be accepted for lodgement and Council’s Customer Relations Team will contact you to arrange payment of the application fees. Applications are not legally lodged with Council until the application fees have been paid in full.
During the assessment of your application, if Council requires additional information this will be communicated to you through the Portal. All additional information you provide to Council must be submitted through the Portal.
For assistance with submitting via the Portal please consult the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's quick reference guides.
Further information on online application submission is available on the NSW Planning Portal.