Development application performance

The Planning and Land Authority assesses and decides many hundreds of development applications every year. For example, in 2008–09 the Planning and Land Authority assessed more than 2400 applications. The number of applications has dropped as a result of changes to the planning system which mean many developments no longer need development applications (exempt development).

The Planning and Land Authority is now releasing development assessment statistics that include the number of development applications lodged, the number decided and statistics on decisions against statutory timeframes.

Statistics 2019-20

DAs Lodged

Month DA's Lodged
Jul-19 76
Aug-19 72
Sep-19 75
Oct-19 80
Nov-19 68
Dec-19 68
Jan-20 62
Feb-20 74
Mar-20 73
Apr-20 89
May-20 109
Jun-20 64

DAs Active at a date

MonthTotal
Jul-19 393
Aug-19 373
Sep-19 355
Oct-19 286
Nov-19 277
Dec-19 272
Jan-20 292
Feb-20 237
Mar-20 228
Apr-20 205
May-20 209
Jun-20 188

% of DAs decided within timeframe

Month % total
Jul-19 23%
Aug-19 30%
Sep-19 20%
Oct-19 30%
Nov-19 51%
Dec-19 35%
Jan-20 33%
Feb-20 46%
Mar-20 56%
Apr-20 47%
May-20 67%
Jun-20 82%

DAs Lodged - Single residential

MonthTotal
Jul-19 26
Aug-19 25
Sep-19 31
Oct-19 34
Nov-19 25
Dec-19 26
Jan-20 25
Feb-20 22
Mar-20 32
Apr-20 46
May-20 61
Jun-20 28

DAs Lodged - Secondary residence

MonthTotal
Jul-19 7
Aug-19 6
Sep-19 5
Oct-19 8
Nov-19 4
Dec-19 7
Jan-20 2
Feb-20 3
Mar-20 7
Apr-20 4
May-20 7
Jun-20 4

DAs Lodged - Multi residential

MonthTotal
Jul-19 14
Aug-19 11
Sep-19 17
Oct-19 7
Nov-19 16
Dec-19 13
Jan-20 17
Feb-20 21
Mar-20 15
Apr-20 12
May-20 20
Jun-20 12

DAs Lodged - Mixed use

MonthTotal
Jul-19 0
Aug-19 0
Sep-19 1
Oct-19 0
Nov-19 2
Dec-19 1
Jan-20 1
Feb-20 0
Mar-20 2
Apr-20 0
May-20 1
Jun-20 0

DAs Lodged - Other

MonthTotal
Jul-19 27
Aug-19 25
Sep-19 15
Oct-19 24
Nov-19 17
Dec-19 19
Jan-20 14
Feb-20 18
Mar-20 12
Apr-20 20
May-20 18
Jun-20 19

DAs Lodged - Lease variation

MonthLV With D&S
Jul-19 2 11
Aug-19 5 4
Sep-19 6 5
Oct-19 7 3
Nov-19 4 7
Dec-19 29
Jan-20 312
Feb-20 1010
Mar-20 511
Apr-20 74
May-20 215
Jun-20 18

Average days to make a decision

MonthTotal
Jul-19 107.0
Aug-19 106.8
Sep-19 101.8
Oct-19 81.7
Nov-19 71.7
Dec-19 74.5
Jan-20 122.2
Feb-20 69.7
Mar-20 84.5
Apr-20 85.6
May-20 60.7
Jun-20 37.1

Median days to make a decision

MonthTotal
Jul-19 112.0
Aug-19 100.0
Sep-19 88.0
Oct-19 63
Nov-19 46
Dec-19 47
Jan-20 71.5
Feb-20 44.5
Mar-20 52.5
Apr-20 49.5
May-20 29
Jun-20 25