Development approval is required for new buildings and structures and changes to or demolition of existing buildings and structures.
Development approval is made up of two separate consents:
Planning Consent - to ensure that development fits within the desired character of the City, that neighbours rights such as privacy are protected, Building Consent - to ensure the building is safe.
The Development Approval Process (198 kb)
To submit an application for assessment, you will need to complete a development application form, including the planning and/or building consent checklists, pay the development application fee, and provide all of the required documents.
1. Development Application Form (207 kb)
For every property transaction you make, there may be a tax consideration.
To determine your GST obligations, refer to the GST and Property Guide at http://www.ato.gov.au/.
2. Documentation Required for Planning Consent (226 kb)
3. Documentation Required for Building Rules Consent (157 kb)
Zone & Policy Area Map Search
From the menu on the left hand side and floating:
Maps Icon: Choose Planning and Development Map.
Search Icon: Identify the property by entering the house number (not lot number), street name (in full) and suburb.
Information Icon: Select the icon, then click on the property. A window will open with zone and policy area information and links.
Legend Icon: Explains flood depth colours as shown in 'flooding' layer.
Redline/Measure Icon: Use to measure distance and area.