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 2020-21

DAs Lodged

Month DA's Lodged
Jul-2079
Aug-20 74
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Active at a date

MonthTotal
Jul-20209
Aug-20 223
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

% of DAs decided within timeframe

Month % total
Jul-2046%
Aug-20 52%
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Single residential

MonthTotal
Jul-2023
Aug-20 35
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Secondary residence

MonthTotal
Jul-2011
Aug-20 11
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Multi residential

MonthTotal
Jul-2013
Aug-20 16
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Mixed use

MonthTotal
Jul-200
Aug-20 0
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Other

MonthTotal
Jul-2028
Aug-20 9
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Lease variation

MonthLV With D&S
Jul-2049
Aug-2037
Sep-20  
Oct-20  
Nov-20  
Dec-20  
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21  

Average days to make a decision

MonthTotal
Jul-2063
Aug-20 73
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

Median days to make a decision

MonthTotal
Jul-2040
Aug-20 43
Sep-20 
Oct-20 
Nov-20 
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21