Development Application Forms

DA - Development Application
Encroachment Owners Consent
DA pre-Application Meeting
DA Modification - Section 96
Additional Information to Council
Amended Plans Application
DA Review of Determination - Section 82A
Review of Modification Determination - Section 96AB
DA Integrated
DA Submissions
DA Political Donations & Gifts Disclosure


Development Application (DA)

A Development Application (DA) is required for alterations and additions, some changes of use of premises, new buildings and all changes proposed to a building in a Conservation Area or a heritage-listed building. DAs may be local, integrated or designated.

Approximate turnaround time: 60 days (or longer, if additional information is required to be submitted by the applicant for assessment, or the application is referred to a councillor inspection, or amended plans are required, or the application needs to be referred to state authorities).

DA Form (603KB)

Commercial & Mixed-use commitment table (102KB) fill-in with DA

DA Fee Calculator (231KB)

DA Fee List (107KB)1

1(This fee is charged to cover the cost of electronically scanning, and archiving documents with a view to security, and where Council is required to store and maintain the documents.)

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Encroachment - Owners Consent Form

(Checklist and Guide only)

Owners consent is required if a portion of, or the whole of a privately owned property encroaches onto Council land. Council's Encroachment Management Policy will then apply.

Encroachment - Owners Consent form
(Checklist and Guide only) (47KB)

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Pre DA Meeting (Fees apply)

The pre-application service is available to ALL applicants and ALL meetings attract a fee (see form for details).

An Assessment Team Leader, a Manager, or an Executive Planner will generally chair meetings, with appropriate technical advisers on Heritage, Engineering, Landscaping, or Building Code of Australia (BCA), being present. Higher fees are applicable for the Planning and Development Services (PDS) Manager or Director are to attend the meeting. Please consult a Planning Advisor (ph 9936 8100) before lodging your meeting request to determine the appropriate level of service required.

Note: please complete this form before attending, and meetings will be booked only upon receipt of the fees at our Customer Service Centre.

Pre DA meeting form (38KB)

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Section 96 - Modification of DA Consent or Approval

An application to modify a consent or approval granted by Council. Proposed changes must be substantially the same as the original consent or approval granted.

Application to modify a Consent/Approval (269KB)

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Additional Information to Council Form

This form may be required to be submitted during the DA assessment process. Examples of accompanying documents include: Statement of Environmental Effects, Heritage Impact Statement, SEPP 1 Objections, Shadow Diagrams etc.

Additional Information form (32KB)

The form must be accompanied by the Archiving Fee.

Please note this form is not to be used when submitting Amended Plans to Council, as additional fees may be required for re-advertising, instead please use the Amended Plans form.

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Amended Plans

An amended plan form and applicable fees need to be lodged if you intend to submit, or are required to submit, altered plans during the assessment of a Development Application.

Amended Plans form (38KB)

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Section 82A - Review of Determination

A Section 82A Review of Determination is an application requesting that Council review its determination of a development application. In accordance with Section 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Section 82A Review applications must be determined no later than six (6) months after the date of the determination of the DA. This means that you should lodge your 82A Review application as soon as possible after determination of the DA to ensure Council has adequate time to undertake the review. You cannot make this application if the development is 'designated development' or 'integrated development'. If unsure, contact Council for details.

Your application must include an explanation of why you consider the Council should review its determination of the DA (please use page 2 of the form or attach a written statement). In addition, where amendments are proposed pursuant to section 82A of the Act, fully detailed plans and a revised Statement of Environmental effects etc. must be submitted together with this form in accordance with Council's DA Checklist.

Review of Determination section 82A (41KB)

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Section 96AB - Review of Modification Determination

96AB Review where modification application refused or conditions imposed.

Review of modification Determination section 96AB (41KB)

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Development Application - Integrated Development

Some developments will require integrated development consent from North Sydney Council and one or more approvals under other Acts from State Government Departments and Public Authorities. A list of the types of development which will require approval from another authority, which may be relevant to North Sydney Council, are listed in the information sheet below.

If your application is for Integrated Development, you are required to tick the appropriate boxes on the Development Application Form.

DA - Integrated Development (26KB)

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Development Application (DA) Submission Form

Formal comments in support of, or objection to Development Applications that are currently on exhibition must be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager. Submissions should relate directly to the work proposed and its possible impact on surrounding property, or the locality. Please ensure that Council receives all comments by the Expiry Date (usually two weeks after publication in the local paper).

Submit your comments in either of two ways:

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Political Donations & Gifts Disclosure Form

When applying for a DA, or making a submission to Council regarding a current DA, if you have made a political donation within the last two years or gift to any local councillor or Council employee, then fill in this form, and submit it with your DA, or submission.

Political Donations & Gifts Disclosure form (56KB)

More information: frequently asked questions about this legislation

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