You, your builder or the design professional who has prepared the plans can lodge DA documents.
Submit a development application via eDevelopment, making sure you complete all the questions.
In support of your lodgement, check:
- the development application naming conventions
- you get your site plans right
- the letter of appointment is signed by all lessees
- each document is saved as a PDF
- public register floor plans for residential and commercial applications are included
- you include a statement against relevant criteria (for merit or impact track applications)
- all plans are rotated to landscape
- all plans are uploaded separately
- where specified, plans and documentation are provided in printed form
- your documents using a checklist
If the development application is for a development that had been undertaken without required development approval, a plan of development prepared by a registered surveyor must be submitted with it and the plan must set out the dimensions and heights of the development.
After submitting your documents
First, we’ll do a lodgement completeness check. We’ll let you know if we need more information to proceed. We do this check against the minimum documentation requirements (PDF 160KB).
You’ll then be asked to pay the correct fees.
If you lodge in the incorrect track, it may be refused with no refund.
Once paid, the development application is assessed.
Public notification is a formal step in the DA process and will either be minor or major notification. Find out more about when the public is notified.
An amendment to an approved development application will only be accepted if:
- the development applied for in the amendment will be substantially the same as the development applied for originally, and
- the assessment track for the application will not change if the application is amended
Design and building practitioners can help you prepare plans and seek approvals.
Contact us for more information.