Exempt and complying development

Some low-impact developments don’t need planning or construction approval if certain development standards are met. 

Exempt development covers approximately 80 categories of development including, residential, commercial and industrial.

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 specifies exempt development across NSW. While most exempt development provisions are covered by the State Environmental Planning Policy, there are a small number of exempt development types contained within the Tamworth Regional Local Environmental Plan 2010.

Please note that although a proposal may not require planning or construction approval, there may be other legislative requirements for approvals, licences and permits.

You can apply for a Complying Development Certificate online via the NSW Planning Portal.
Refer to the checklist for a list of possible documents required in order to assist you with your lodgment.