New Development Applications
This page is for anyone who wishes to lodge a Development Application with Council.
Please take the time to read the contents of this page, particularly if you have never lodged a Development Application before. Council will not be able to accept your application and/or considerable delays may result if all of the required information and relevant fees are not provided up front. Therefore it is in your interest to ensure that everything is in order when you first submit your application.
If you wish to submit documents for an existing Development Application, such as amended plans or Building Rules Consent documents, please use our Additional or Amended Information Upload Portal
All Development Applications must include a completed and signed Development Application Form.
As a minimum, you must provide the documents listed below with your application:
- Current Certificate of Title (no more than 12 months old) – this can be obtained online from the SAILIS website for a small fee
- Site Plan (minimum scale 1:200)
- If a structure is proposed - Floor plan and Elevations (minimum scale 1:100)
- If applying for Building Rules Consent – All relevant Technical Specifications (eg manufacturer’s span tables, engineers report etc)
- Payment of Development Application fees (refer to Development Application Fees section below).
If you are building a minor residential structure (eg shed, carport, verandah) please go to our Basic Requirements for Plans page which explains in greater detail the information that you will need to provide with your application.
Information required for other types of development (dwelling additions, swimming pools, commercial development, regulated tree removal etc) will vary greatly depending on what is proposed. For information about what is required for other types of development applications, please visit our Development Fact Sheets page.
You may also include any additional documentation that will give Council a greater understanding of the proposed development (for example photographs, letters, arborist reports etc). Please note that, depending on the type of development, Council may request further information from you during assessment of your application.
All Development Applications require payment of Development Application Fees. Fees will vary depending on what is being proposed and various other factors. These fees can be difficult to work out if you are not familiar with the application process. If you do not know what fees you need to pay please contact Council’s Development Admin staff on 08 8522 9211 (press 1 when prompted), or if you wish to pay your fee via credit card you may complete Credit Card Authorisation Form and tick the box granting Council permission to deduct the appropriate fees from your credit card.
If you are aware of the fees you need to pay for your Development Application you can enter these fees and your credit card details on the Development Application Fee Schedule And Credit Card Authorisation Form.
Steps to complete Application
- Complete the online submission form. Email the application or print it and attach it to the below portal.
Use the online Waste Water Application Form to electronically submit your Waste Water Application to Council.
Then attach all relevant plans and details to the New Application File Portal.