Preparing an application

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When preparing a development application you must meet the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 (PA) for your application to be considered. If your application does not meet these criteria, assessment cannot start.

Find out all of the important information you need to make sure your application has all the requirements and avoids any potential delays, including forms, guidelines, reports and common application problems.

To support you through your application process, review Development Services’ Customer Service Commitment in the documents below. These documents outline our commitment and your commitment to ensure a smooth and transparent process while assessing your application.

Development application forms

Download forms for development applications, building and certificates.

Supporting reports, plans and drawings

Depending on the constraints of your property and the specific impacts of your project, supporting reports, plans and drawings may be required.  These standards and guidelines are designed for experts in this area to refer to when preparing professional documentation to accompany a development application.

Development application fees

Development application fees vary depending on the type of development you are undertaking. Use this information to find out which Development Services assessment and compliance fees are applicable to your development.

Properly made application

When preparing your application you must meet the requirements of Section 51 of the Planning Act 2016 (PA) for your application to be considered properly made.

Common application problems

Find out about common problems encountered by applicants, such as providing insufficient information and poor quality plans, and how you can avoid these issues.

Owner's consent

Development applications lodged without written owner's consent will be deemed not 'properly made' under the Planning Act 2016. Find out the requirements regarding owner's consent

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