Online Concurrences and Referrals

The NSW Department of Planning, Environment and Industry has developed an online concurrences and referrals service. This service requires development application (DA) referrals to be made to external agencies online through the NSW Planning Portal.

Applicants are no longer 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.

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 concurrences and referrals service is available on the NSW Planning Portal.