Step 1: learn about the requirements for your development
When applying for development approval, it is a good idea to review the Council's Development Plan. The Development Plan contains information about:
- guidelines for different types of development
- which developments need approval
- zoning provisions.
View the Development Plan here.
Step 2: complete an application form
The form is for all types of development proposals including planning and building.
Download a Development Application form. pdf (342KB)
Step 3: attach your documents
Documents required vary according the development being proposed. For a list of what you need to include with your application view the relevant checklist:
Step 4: lodge your application
You can lodge your application with us in person or by post.
Applications for land divisions must be lodged with the Development Assessment Commission (DOC).
Step 5: pay the application fee
You need to pay a fee when lodging your application. The fee amount pdf (78KB) depends on the nature of the development.
Step 6: track your application
Track your application online.
Call a Development Officer on 8416 6333 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.