Complying Development is a fast-track approval process for straightforward residential, commercial and industrial development. If the application meets specific criteria, it can be determined by Council or an accredited certifier.
The development standards for Complying Development are set by State Environmental Planning Policies, your Council’s Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans. These plans were all adopted after a public consultation process.
The development standards address the same things that Council would consider if assessing a development application, such as privacy, setbacks, building height, etc.
As the Principal Certifier, we have no authority to consider any objections to development that complies with the development standards, nor do we have any authority to provide any details or copies of the proposed plans. You may ask the applicant to view the plans, but they are under no obligation to adhere to your request. Once the Complying Development is issued, the plans will be available for inspection at your local Council office, free of charge during office hours.
Development Consent (Council)
Council undertakes a detailed assessment of an application in accordance with Section 79C of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.
This involves considering all relevant environmental planning instruments, Development Control plans, Council policies, the likely impacts of the development, the suitability of the site for the proposed development, and any submissions received.
Some of the matters considered include:-
- Building setbacks
- Height and bulk of a structure
- Visual and acoustic privacy
- Landscaping and open space
- Traffic and parking implications
During the assessment period, Council may notify any neighbours that could be affected by the development, in accordance with notification requirements specified in their Development Control Plans. If you were not notified, and you believe you should have been, please contact your local Council.