Development applications (DAs) are formal requests for permission to carry out a development.
'Development' is defined under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as:
- The use of land
- The subdivision of land
- The erection of a building
- The carrying out of work
- Any other matter controlled by an environmental planning instrument
All development – except for those listed as exempt or complying development – requires a DA to be lodged and approved by Council before you begin work.
In this sectionDA tracking/on exhibitionThe DA processExempt and complying development
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