Development Application Forms

DA - Development Application

DA pre-Application Meeting

DA Modification - Section 4.55

Additional Information to Council

Amended Plans Application

DA Review of Determination - Section 8.2

DA Integrated

DA Commitment Table - use of Resources

DA Political Donations & Gifts Disclosure

Encroachment Owners Consent

DA Submissions


Development Application (DA)

 

A Development Application (DA) is generally required for alterations and additions, some changes of use of premises, new buildings and changes proposed to a building in a Conservation Area or a heritage-listed building. DAs may be local, integrated or designated with an approximate turnaround time of 60 days (unless additional information is required to be submitted by the applicant for assessment, or amended plans are required, or the application needs to be referred to State authorities, this may add to the project turnaround timeframe).

Council is moving across to an electronic lodgement platform to reduce the number of required sets from 7 to 3 with a digital copy supplied on a USB stick. Supplying copies of your application in an electronic format is part of our commitment to continuous improvement and making information accessible, which enables:

  • planners to extract relevant information for assessment reports
  • plans and documentation of DAs to be electronically displayed during the exhibition period through Council’s DA tracking system
  • as all the electronic information provided will be publicly available (excluding part A of the DA application form and internal plans), personal information such as credit card details and any other personal information must not be copied onto the USB.

We cannot accept applications by email. You must submit your application, in person or by post, with the electronic files supplied on USB stick. The information provided on the USB stick will take precedence over any hard copies provided.

To preserve the integrity of application documentation across multiple platforms, digital files must be supplied in PDF. Documents should be created and exported to PDF or PDF/A using CAD, Vector Bitmap or word processing software such as Word. This process will assist in preserving the visual quality of your submission. Any additional or updated information supplied after submitting your application must also be supplied electronically and accompanied by the required 3 hard sets.

 

File Sizes

Each plan must be supplied in PDF or PDF/A files that are no larger than 20MB in size and optimised for publishing to the web. PDF or PDF/A files larger than 20MB should be broken up into logical parts and supplied as separate files. All accompanying written documentation must be supplied in PDF, formatted to A4 and also optimised for publishing to the web. Note that subfolders and zip files should not be used. 

 

Plans and Supporting Documents

Plans must be to scale and the scale should be clearly displayed on every page. The scale needs to state the original plan size, for example:

  • 1:100 and separately state the original sheet size (for example, A3), or
  • 1:100@A3.

Plans must also be rotated to landscape and provided as a PDF file. Plans should not be scanned and must be directly created or converted into a PDF or PDF/A file. Colour plans are to have a resolution between 300 and 900dpi. Black and white plans may be accepted on the basis that they are created in grayscale at a resolution of at least 300dpi.

Plans and documents should be grouped together in their relevant type, saved as a PDF file and should be titled using North Sydney Council’s required naming conventions below and found in the Development Application Checklist. For example:

   Documents:

Address – Name of Report – Date of Report

eg. 200 Miller Street North Sydney – Statement of Environmental Effects – 3 August 2019

   Plans:

Address – Name of Plan – Size – Plan Number – Revision No

eg. 200 Miller Street North Sydney – Landscape Plan – A01 – Rev. A

  OR

Address – Amended – Name of Plan Size – Plan Number – Revision No

eg. 200 Miller Street North Sydney – Amended – Landscape Plan – A01 – Rev B

 

Accuracy Requirements

Your electronic documents must be exact reproductions of the original source documents. The declaration within the application form must be signed.

DA Form (487KB)

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

DA Fee Calculator (228KB)

DA Fee List (142KB)1

1(Fees are 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.)

 

Changeover Period

Council will accept DA lodgements with the old form and requirements of lodgement up until 18 October 2019 (inclusive), after which time all DAs must be lodged as per the new application form and requirements above. If you do not meet the requirements of lodgement after this date, your application will unfortunately be rejected.

 

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Pre DA Meeting (fees apply)

 

This meeting can be chaired by an Assessment Team Leader, a Manager, or an Executive Planner, and attended by appropriate technical advisers on Heritage, Engineering, Landscaping, or the Building Code of Australia (BCA). This pre-application service is available to ALL applicants and ALL meetings attract a fee (see form below for details). Similarly, this also applies to pre-Planning Proposals meetings.

Higher fees are applicable if our 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 meeting - which will be booked only upon receipt of fees at our Customer Service Centre.

Pre Application meeting form (245KB)

 

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DA Modification of 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 form (269KB)

 

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DA Additional Information to Council

 

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 (189KB)

The form must be accompanied by the Archiving Fee.

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 DA.

Amended Plans form (217KB)

 

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Review of Determination - section 8.2

 

A Review of Determination (Section 8.2) is an application requesting that Council review its determination of a development application. In accordance with Section 8.10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Section 8.2 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 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 (page 2 of the form, or attach a written statement). In addition, where amendments are proposed pursuant to Section 8.2 of the Act, fully detailed plans and a revised Statement of Environmental effects etc. must be submitted together with this form in accordance with the DA Checklist.

Review of Determination section 8.2 (252KB)

 

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DA - 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 DA Form.

DA - Integrated Development (26KB)

 

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Commitment Table - efficient use of Resources

 

This commitment table is to be completed for all development applications for commercial or mixed use developments that have a non-residential gross floor area less than 5000m2.

DA - Commitment table - Efficient use of Resources (310KB)

 

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Political Donations & Gifts Disclosure

 

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 info: frequently asked questions about this legislation

 

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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. Our Encroachment Management Policy will then apply.

Encroachment - Owners Consent form (47KB)

Checklist and Guide (only) (47KB)

 

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DA Submission Form

 

Formal comments in support of, or objection to a DA 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:

Online form: DA Submission form

DA Submission Form (59KB)

 

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