How to put your DA together
Before you can make changes to a building or occupy premises in the local area you may need to lodge a development application (DA). The City of Sydney's online guide provides everything you need to know about the application process.
Please note, for every property-related transaction you make you need to be aware of tax implications. We refer you to the Australian Taxation Office's online GST and property guide to help you determine your obligations.
When a DA is required
Whether you're a householder, a small business owner or a major player in the development sector, find out what is needed to prepare your DA.
Depending on the scope of your development proposal there may be different avenues in the application process. Find out about all of the application requirements, zoning certificates and any additional requirements that may affect your application.
Visit this section to view a map showing the relevant consent authorities for development across the City.
Planning and building approvals
At different stages of your project some permits and approvals may also be required to further your application. Find out the difference between a building certificate and a construction certificate, and any other requirements for your proposal.
Please visit the planning and building approvals page for all related application forms.
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After your DA has been determined, if you need to make changes to the development consent provided by the relevant authority, find out what is required.
If you are dissatisfied with a decision made about your DA you may be able to request a review of the determination.
Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2013