Online Concurrences and Referrals
The NSW Department of Planning, Environment and Industry has developed an online concurrence and referral service. This service allows development application (DA) referrals to be made to external agencies online through the NSW Planning Portal.
Council will begin using this service in late August 2019. From then it will be mandatory for Council to make all external DA referrals through the Portal. Applicants will no longer be required to submit referral cheques with DAs. Instead, once Council has made an external DA referral through the Portal, applicants will be requested to pay the referral fee directly to the agency online through the Portal.
From late August 2019, if your DA requires a referral to be made to an external agency, you need to register for a Portal account before lodging the DA.
Further information on the online concurrence and referral service is available on the NSW Planning Portal.