Planning and Development

Development forums

We hold periodic Development Industry Forums to a diverse network of industry representatives.

This facilitates open discussions between development industry representatives and Council. Different topics are presented at each forum to raise awareness of local development and construction matters, and to help the industry say informed of legislative requirements.

If you’re interested in attending the next industry forum, or would like to submit a relevant topic for discussion, please contact Council's Manager Development Approvals by phoning (02) 6767 5507.

Information for private certifiers

Application Tracking Portal – Certificate Registrations

To lodge a Private Certifiers Complying Development, Construction Certificate or Occupation Certificate registration please visit the Development Hub.


Electronic Lodgement & Naming Conventions

Council’s Electronic Lodgement Policy (PDF 469.9KB)  details the requirements and specifications of electronic copies of plans and documents that are submitted with DAs. Our officers use this policy to ensure that all files submitted in relation to DAs meet the requirements.

The Private Certifier Fact Sheet (PDF 687.8KB)  includes examples of the naming conventions requested by Council to help standardise Council’s electronic records. This also helps us to speed up the registration process. Please make sure that all electronic documents submitted are clearly labelled as per the naming convention examples.

If you wish to consolidate all your registration documents into one file (NB: 20Mb limit), please bookmark the PDF document identifying each document type within it (i.e. Application Form, Site Plans, Inspections and Approval Documents).


Long Service Levy Payment

All Long Service Levy Payments must be made prior to the registration of a certificate with Council. Please make payments directly to the  Long Service Levy Corporation online and don’t forget to attach your Long Service Levy Receipt with the registration documents.

Clause 4.6 variations register

Under the TRLEP 2010, Council is allowed some flexibility when applying planning controls to certain developments. We maintain a register of these variations that are submitted quarterly to the Department of Planning.

While these developments may not meet certain development standards, they are achieving strict planning objectives set by Council.

The register of variations to development standards is available below:

Clause 4.6 TRLEP 2010 Report 01/04/2018 to 30/06/2018 (PDF 11.4KB)