Understanding DAs

If you've made your way here, it's likely you’re considering some type of “development” which is the collective term for making changes to your land or buildings, or the way they’re used. 

A development may be as simple as installing a swimming pool or a renovation to your existing home… or as complex as constructing a new building or an industrial estate.

This should be an exciting time, so the good news is that we’re here to help.

Some proposals require us to issue development approval via the DA process, while others we can fast-track through our system as “Complying” developments.  Others still are classed as “Exempt” and don’t need our approval at all.

Use the links below as an introduction to the process and to find out what type of approval, if any, you require – and be sure to contact us early in your planning stage so we can guide you through what needs to be done. 

We're here to help

We're here to help

Cut-through the red-tape and simplify the application process by meeting with us in the early stages of planning your project.

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What's a DA anyway?

What's a DA anyway?

*A DA (Development Application) is a formal request for consent to carry out development on your property*...

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Do I need a DA?

Do I need a DA?

*While a new building such as a house or granny flat is likely to need a DA,...

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The DA Process Part 1 - Preparing your application

The DA Process Part 1 - Preparing your application

Follow the four key steps to simplify the process of preparing your application.

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The DA Process Part 2 - After lodgement

The DA Process Part 2 - After lodgement

You've lodged, but there's still a lot to do.  Find out what happens next.

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After receiving DA approval

After receiving DA approval

Receiving DA approval is not quite a green light to proceed.  Be aware of additional requirements before you start work.

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Modifying after DA approval

Modifying after DA approval

Sometimes things change!  Find out what to do about a modification that changes your approved development.

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