More time to start work after a development approval

Developers can now apply for more time to start work on building projects. Those with active development approvals that require construction to commence within two years may seek an extension to that start date.

Thanks to the Planning and Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2020, developers will have more opportunity to resolve any financial, workforce or supply chain issues before building begins. The change, which took effect on 11 June 2020, will support the pipeline of projects that generate construction jobs at a difficult time in the building industry.

For more information, contact the Development Application (DA) Gateway team via our online form or 02 6205 2888.