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-2073
Oct-2076
Nov-2087
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-20228
Oct-20207
Nov-20212
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-2045%
Oct-2058%
Nov-2065%
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-2027
Oct-2033
Nov-2038
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-204
Oct-205
Nov-201
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-2019
Oct-2018
Nov-2018
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-200
Oct-200
Nov-202
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21 

DAs Lodged - Other

MonthTotal
Jul-2028
Aug-20 9
Sep-2020
Oct-2018
Nov-2024
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-20311
Oct-2024
Nov-20416
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-2058
Oct-2055
Nov-2066
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-2045
Oct-2042
Nov-2041
Dec-20 
Jan-21  
Feb-21  
Mar-21  
Apr-21  
May-21  
Jun-21